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  1. Heyser's flight triggered standoff over CubaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Times

    ... Base in Feb. 1957 with the 4080th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, he became the 50th pilot to qualify on the Lockheed U-2, a risky assignment on a newly developed, untried aircraft. “They had them quietly in the back, it wasn't a U-2 ...

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  2. Night StalkersRead the original story

    Friday Nov 25 | Air & Space

    IN 1966, THE U.S. NAVY SENT A YOUNG LIEUTENANT named Leslie J. Horn to South Vietnam to evaluate the use of night-vision devices in combat. Horn, a pilot and physicist, soon found himself in a patrol boat looking for Viet Cong in the canals and waterways of the Mekong Delta in the southern end of the country.

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  3. Diary of a SpyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 20 | Air & Space

    ... when the Soviet Union shot one down in 1960 and forced the U.S. government's hand, it was a marvel. The Lockheed U-2 could fly at 70,000 feet - higher than any other aircraft had flown. On missions that stretched 6,400 miles, it could photograph ...

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  4. Area 51's Black JetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2014 | Air & Space

    When Kelly Johnson, head of Lockheed's Skunk Works, decided that his company's beyond-top-secret aircraft were ready for test flight, he sent them to Nevada's remote Groom Lake, also known as Area 51. Beginning in 1955, when the U-2 made its first flight, the skies above the dry lakebed have become the most hallowed airspace in American aviation history. Working for the Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Air Force, Johnson's team dreamed up the revolutionary A-12, SR-71, Have Blue, and F-117 among others.

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  5. Before the SR-71 Blackbird, There was the Lockheed A-12 - Here are 5 Cool FactsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 17 | TechEBlog

    Before the SR-71 Blackbird, there was the Lockheed A-12, a reconnaissance aircraft built for the United States Central Intelligence Agency by Lockheed's Skunk Works, based on the designs of Clarence "Kelly" Johnson. The aircraft was designated A-12, the 12th in a series of internal design efforts for "Archangel", the aircraft's internal code name.

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  6. Air Force unveils latest - Veterans in Blue' exhibitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 10 | Aerotech News And Review

    ... Air Force as a tactical aircraft maintenance specialist in 1981. As a maintainer, Hernandez worked on the A-10, Lockheed U-2 TR-1A, C-130 Hercules and Cessna 337 Skymaster. - Retired Lt. Col. Michael Hoffman commissioned as a personnel staff officer ...

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  7. Flying at 70,000-Feet and 5 More Cool Facts About Lockheed's U-2 Spy PlaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | TechEBlog

    Lockheed's U-2, also known as "Dragon Lady", is a single-jet engine reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United States Air Force and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency . It provides day and night, ultra high-altitude , all-weather intelligence gathering.

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  8. Lockheed's Pitch: Buy Our Training Jet, Save Taxpayers $1 BillionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2016 | Government Executive

    Lockheed Martin could build new training jets for the U.S. Air Force more quickly than its competitors - enough to save $1 billion over six years, a top company executive said. And the service ought to take that into account as it evaluates bids for the $15 billion T-X project, he said.

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  9. Gathering of Eagles celebrates F-117A test programRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | Aerotech News And Review

    The Lockheed Martin F-117A was the first operational stealth combat aircraft. Its unique faceted shape, combined with special radar absorbent materials, rendered it nearly invisible to enemy radar.

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  10. Legendary Spy Plane Had a SecretRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2016 | TheDailyBeast.com

    A newly released, formerly top-secret official CIA history details the Blackbird's hidden past as the world's first operational stealth warplane. In 1956, the U.S. Air Force had a big problem.

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  11. NOAA Awards Pacific Propeller International Five-Year Support ContractRead the original story

    Sep 21, 2016 | AVweb

    The pre-private, 16-year-old, 12-hour total time solo glider student called the TFR-fire base temporary tower staff ...Glider Student:... I am an instructor in Germany and was with a student flying to his first towered airport. The aircraft has no GPS installed and... The FAA has issued a Safety Alert reminding instructors, students and other general aviation pilots that the advised procedure for... I am an instructor in Germany and was with a student flying to his first towered airport.

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  12. The Weekender: Warbirds From Coast To CoastRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2016 | AVweb

    The pre-private, 16-year-old, 12-hour total time solo glider student called the TFR-fire base temporary tower staff ...Glider Student:... I am an instructor in Germany and was with a student flying to his first towered airport. The aircraft has no GPS installed and... The FAA has issued a Safety Alert reminding instructors, students and other general aviation pilots that the advised procedure for... I am an instructor in Germany and was with a student flying to his first towered airport.

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  13. Ten Tastefully Rugged Watches to Survive the ApocalypseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2016 | Bloomberg

    ... standard stainless steel used by many other manufacturers. The U-2 was engineered specifically for use in the Lockheed U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance plane that still runs aerial surveillance from 80,000 feet above the earth. If it can survive ...

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  14. Lockheed Martin's first cargo airship planned for deployment in AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2016 | Anchorage Daily News

    Alaska could be the home of the world's first modern cargo airship once the aircraft rolls off Lockheed Martin's assembly line in 2019, officials said last week. The deal involves an Anchorage logistics company that hopes to use the helium-filled airship to haul freight and workers to remote sites, officials said last week.

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  15. 1,000th pilot to tame Dragon LadyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2016 | The Union

    A crowd of U-2 Dragon Lady pilots gathered in Hangar M at Beale Air Force Base on Wednesday to welcome the newest member into their elite club and to celebrate a milestone. The pilot had made his first solo flight in the historic plane.

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  16. Why a top spy plane needs a car chase to land safelyRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2016 | Alltop

    One would think a spy plane from the country with the most powerful military in the world would come equipped with everything it needed to get the job done, but the US Lockheed U-2 can't land safely without a car chase. That's right.

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  17. U-2 spy plane of Cold War fame may get futuristic upgrade a " laser weaponsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Washington Times

    It is likely that the U-2 spy plane made famous by Lockheed Skunk Works during the Cold War will continue serving the Pentagon for years to come. Lockheed Martin is considering ways it could turn its U-2 Dragon Lady into a laser-equipped drone.

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  18. Video reveals what it is like to fly U-2 spy plane to the edge of spaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2016 | Daily Mail

    'It's a real kick in the pants': Stunning video reveals what it is like to fly the iconic U-2 spy plane to the edge of space Reaches speeds of more than 475 mph in support of a variety of missions from ground combat to disaster relief The manned aircraft, nicknamed Dragon Lady because of its unpredictability, can fly for 12 hours at 70,000 feet - twice the altitude of a commercial plane - reaching speeds of more than 475 mph. It is one of the Air Force's most recognisable planes - and one of its most secretive.

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  19. Re: History as I remember itRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2016 | EETimes

    I also remember the operating system that Intel used on its range of Microcomputer Development Systems . Derived from a mainframe OS.

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  20. The Stratolaunch is huge, but it's not the strangest aircraft ever built in Southern CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | Los Angeles Times

    It was the birthplace of such fanciful dreams as the Spruce Goose seaplane, which only had one flight. The region served as home base for a number of secretive military projects, such as the U-2 spy plane, the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane and the B-2 stealth bomber.

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