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James May Flies With A U2  
User currently offlineAviopic From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 2681 posts, RR: 42
Posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4395 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.

http://www.wimp.com/breathtakingfootage/


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3768 times:

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

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13165 posts, RR: 78
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3653 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, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3553 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.

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/military/read.main/117125

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


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