Thanks to our partners

U-2 Vs SR-71: former USAF Avionics Technician explains why the Dragon Lady still flies spy missions while the Blackbird had been retired
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation / SR-71 Blackbird
U-2 Vs SR-71: former USAF Avionics Technician explains why the Dragon Lady still flies spy missions while the Blackbird had been retired
Former U-2 pilot tells the story of the Soviet submarine that almost fired a nuclear torpedo at a US Navy ship during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Former U-2 pilot tells the story of the Soviet submarine that almost fired a nuclear torpedo at a US Navy ship during the Cuban Missile Crisis
Carmine Vito was the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow: five Soviet MiGs launched to intercept his flight got lost or collided
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
U-2 pilot describes how Carmine Vito, the only U-2 pilot to fly over Moscow, almost bit his poison cyanide pill in half while flying over Soviet Union
That time a French Mirage III unintentionally buzzed (and scared) a U-2 flying at 65,000ft during a mission aimed to monitor France’s nuclear facilities
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
The story of the French Air Force Mirage III that buzzed a U-2 flying at 65,000 ft on a mission to spy on France’s nuclear facilities
How the iconic U-2 got its name: Test Pilot Tony LeVier gave Kelly Johnson the finger, Johnson returned giving LeVier the finger and yelled, “U-2”.
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
How the iconic U-2 got its name: Test Pilot Tony LeVier gave Kelly Johnson the finger, Johnson returned giving LeVier the finger and yelled, “U-2”!
End of an era: U-2 flies last Optical Bar Camera mission, but Dragon Lady pilots will retain the knowledge and skills to employ the sensor
Military Aviation
U-2 flies last Optical Bar Camera mission, but Dragon Lady pilots will retain the knowledge and skills to employ the sensor
U-2 Dragon Lady Pilot relays radio messages to Civilian Pilot in Distress, helping him to find a Safe Spot for Emergency Landing near Lake Berryessa
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
U-2 Dragon Lady Pilot relays radio messages to Civilian Pilot in Distress, helping him to find a Safe Spot for Emergency Landing near Lake Berryessa
TU-2S
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Journalist who served in the Royal Navy and who flew aboard the U-2 explains why the Dagon Lady is the hardest aircraft to land
Did you know that U-2 decompression sickness cases increased after the end of the Cold War? Here’s why the iconic U-2 is the world’s hardest plane to fly
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Did you know that U-2 decompression sickness cases increased after the end of the Cold War? Here’s why the iconic U-2 is the world’s hardest plane to fly
Impressive videos show why U-2 pilots have balls of steel
Military Aviation
Impressive videos show why U-2 pilots have balls of steel
USAF U-2 spy plane becomes first military aircraft to fly with artificial intelligence as its copilot
Military Aviation
USAF U-2 spy plane becomes first military aircraft to fly with artificial intelligence as its copilot
reserve pilot U-2
Military Aviation
For the first time in USAF history reserve pilot qualifies to fly the U-2 Dragon Lady
New U-2 Upgrade Underpins Dragon Lady’s Role in Bridging Capabilities Needed for Next Generation Battlespace
Military Aviation
New U-2 Upgrade Underpins Dragon Lady’s Role in Bridging Capabilities Needed for Next Generation Battlespace
Interesting Video Shows U-2 Spy Plane’s Landing Procedure
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Interesting Video Shows U-2 Spy Plane’s Landing Procedure
The Story of Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal, the First Black Female U-2 Dragon Lady Pilot
Military Aviation
The Story of Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal, the First Black Female U-2 Dragon Lady Pilot
U-2 Dragon Lady Makes Rare Appearance at Nellis AFB
Military Aviation
U-2 Dragon Lady Makes Rare Appearance at Nellis AFB
Advertise

Always up to date! News and offers delivered directly to you!

Get the best aviation news, stories and features from The Aviation Geek Club in our newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox.


    Back to top
    My Agile Privacy
    This website uses technical and profiling cookies. Clicking on "Accept" authorises all profiling cookies. Clicking on "Refuse" or the X will refuse all profiling cookies. By clicking on "Customise" you can select which profiling cookies to activate. In addition, this site installs Google Analytics in version 4 (GA4) with anonymous data transmission via proxy. By giving your consent, the data will be sent anonymously, thus protecting your privacy.
    Warning: some page functionalities could not work due to your privacy choices