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  • This Is What It Feels Like To Fly In a U2 Spy Plane

    This was just posted on Gizmodo.com, and it is the segment when Top Gear got to ride a U2 to the edge of the atmosphere. I got chills a few times just watching.

    This Is What It Feels Like To Fly In a U2 Spy Plane

    The Lockheed U2 is an amazing plane, developed to spy enemy countries by the CIA and the United States Air Force. Flying at 70,000 feet, the U2 can fly day or night, rain or sun, photographing ground facilities on very short notice, something that satellites can't do.
    They need to start selling tickets :row__523:

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    Re: This Is What It Feels Like To Fly In a U2 Spy Plane

    I think they do sell tickets...At about half a million a seat ;)

    That video was breathtaking, though. James May is a lucky guy.

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    • #3
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      Capt. Slow gets to do the cool stuff.
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      "I travel alone through the valley of the shadow of death, yet in my heart I carry no fear, for Gods hands will guide me to Truth and Honor."

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      • #4
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        Man I watched that in awe. I would take a job on Top Gear over 5 million I reckon. It is almost a priceless job. Certainly some of the best TV ever produced, and I don't even think this show WAS topgear!

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        • #5
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          i love this clip, but just for me to be really picky, its actually a documentry shown on bbc4 in commeration of the lunar landings.

          the show is called

          James May at the Edge of Space
          http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lc5ph

          but still an amazing video non the less

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          • #6
            Re: This Is What It Feels Like To Fly In a U2 Spy Plane

            I saw that too :) It was among a bunch of space related shows being shown, as Browna said, for the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing. So not Top Gear...but those guys still get to do some awesome stuff.



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            • #7
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              that was cool.

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              • #8
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                He is totally correct about saying that if people were able to do that once it would change the face of human interaction with this amazing planet we live on.

                Lets send all our presidential leaders up there. Give them a real show of what they are destroying really is worth saving...



                When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. ~ Jimi Hendrix

                And isn't it a bad thing to be deceived about the truth, and a good thing to know what the truth is? For I assume that by knowing the truth you mean knowing things as they really are. ~ Plato

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