|Quoting FlyingSicilian (Reply 1):|
In a tangent high altitude plane story, it seems NASA Houston is trying to procure a third WB-57 for its fleet. I've heard they are checking the boneyard for planes now. I wonder if NASA would ever take any more of these U-2s?
|Quoting fxramper (Reply 2):|
Article said over 80 were manufactured, the last in 1989, but only 32 are flying with the Air Force. I wonder how many NASA has in it's program?
|Quoting CPH-R (Reply 5):|
ETA: And just for the hell of it, a couple of prospective new pilots' first introduction to the U2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eamnTyfkUBY
|Quoting chuchoteur (Reply 7):|
... and if you happen to be a well-known British TV presenter working for one of the BBC's most-watched shows... you get to grab a ride on the U-2.
|Quoting RayChuang (Reply 13):|
I believe that as the U-2 is phased out, they will be replaced by more Global Hawk recon UAV's and more Lockheed Martin RQ-170's--planes that can fly at least at 50,000 feet for wide area coverage.