The X Planes
Lockheed U-2 Flight - 70,000ft (2 Seat TU-2 Trainer)
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Posted by bryUK
June 21, 2009

Surely the most amazing and humbling views to be seen by any human on a regular basis. The view from a U-2 cruising at 70,000ft as the sky above turns black and the curvature of the Earth is visible.
Despite first flying over 50 years ago, the U-2 continues to serve in the USAF, having outlasted its Mach 3 replacement, the SR-71 (also from Lockheed).

The only people to have gone gone higher on any sort of regular basis were SR-71 pilots.
Astronautics have, of course, gone higher still, but certainly not on a regular basis.

There is a special message at the end of the video that I hope can be taken to heart by all. 

Lockheed U-2 Flight - The Training + Extra Flight Scenes
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Posted by bryUK
June 25, 2009

Featuring some of the unique training required for high altitude flight.
From how to eject to the effects of the low air pressure at 70,000ft on a bottle of water and a rubber glove.

Also features some extra scenes and alternative commentary from the flight itself as well as a special gift for Captain Slow to treasure forever. 

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