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The Story of Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal, the First Black Female U-2 Dragon Lady Pilot
Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal has flown at the edge of space and witnessed a shooting star from the inside of a cockpit. She achieved what no African American woman ever had before. As a child she imagined flying amongst the stars, thousands of miles above the earth’s surface, and today Lt. Col. Merryl...
Navigational issue behind June 2017 RQ-4B crash
The RQ-4B, from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing at Beale AFB, California, was conducting a ferry flight from Edwards AFB, California, to Beale AFB at the time of incident According to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board (AIB), an RQ-4B Global Hawk that crashed June 21, 2017, near Lone Pine, California, broke up mid-air after experiencing issues with one of...
Northern Edge exercise was utilized by the 9th Reconnaissance Wing from Beale Air Force Base to  integrate U-2S Dragon Lady with fourth- and fifth- generation aircraft Northern Edge exercise, which took place at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) from May 1-12, is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise, hosting about 6,000 service members, 200 fixed wing aircraft and maritime forces represented by...
The mishap occurred because the pilot who was flying the TU-2S for the first time made a mistake during a stall maneuver and put the aircraft into an unrecoverable situation On Sep. 20, 2016 a U.S. Air Force (USAF) TU-2S crashed near Sutter, Calif., while performing a training mission. According to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board (AIB) report released...

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