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James May Flies With A U2  
User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 36
Posted (5 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5559 times:

Don't know whether or not this has been posted before but I just received a link to a breathtaking video.

James May got a ride in a U2 all the way up to 70.000ft.
Awesome footage.


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12362 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 4932 times:

Awesome, what a treat to get a ride in the U-2T.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13605 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 4817 times:

This program was shown first on the BBC last year, as part of the extensive programming celebrating 40 years since Apollo 11.
James May flew on the U-2 since along with the need to wear a pressure suit - the early U-2's also in effect prototyped the operational spacesuits which the Mercury program used, as well as being the only way to get the nearest to space without riding a rocket.

Of course, once he might have gone up in a twin seater SR-71.
So not only the Space Program which cannot do what was possible 40 years ago.

Though it was a good program, nothing revelatory for enthusiasts, made up by being entertaining.

May has also been in the rear seat of the Harrier T.10 and Typhoon T.2, lucky man.

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 4717 times:

Quoting Aviopic (Thread starter):
Don't know whether or not this has been posted before but I just received a link to a breathtaking video.

Awesome video.. but yes, this is about the third time it has been posted.


[Edited 2010-08-02 22:33:16]

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