U-2: Condor of the skies/Gooneybird on land

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  1. Matt308

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    For those that have not heard, the U-2 is a wonder of high altitude accomplishments. But everything that has been released to the rest of the world indicates that her low speed control is a real BITCH!

    Great video to reinforce this perception.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eamnTyfkUBY
     
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    I've heard that it's a real nerve racking aircraft at altitude also. In the rarified air at that altitude the critical mach number and the stall speed are not too many kts apart!

    Awesome and funny video! Thanks for posting! :lol:
     
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    Yeah funny, I agree. But only funny because it is steeped in reality. We lost one not too long ago in Guam on a routine landing, if I recall correctly.
     
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