The Amazingly Difficult Landings of the U-2 Dragon Lady Spy Plane

By Casey Chan on at

The Lockheed U-2 Dragon Lady is a beautiful spy plane that flies at high altitudes (70,000 feet in the air) to provide reconnaissance for the US military. It’s also a pain in the arse to land, requiring an actual chase car on the ground to tell the pilot how far the U-2 is from the ground. Here’s a video showcasing those delicate and difficult landings of the Dragon Lady.

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