Video – Catch a Ride in the U2 Spy Plane with James May
Lockheed’s U2 Spy Plane – Dragon Lady
First flown in 1955 the plane was put into service in 1957. The U2 in the video is one of only 5 known “trainer” versions which are the only U2’s that have 2 seats.
Originally operated by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) it is now flown by the United States Air Force (USAF).Take a ride in the U2 airplane and the only people that will be higher than you are those in the International Space Station.
On this ride James May from the BBC’s Top Gear will get up to 70,000 feet…