First Flight Of The Dragon Lady And Aviation Week's U-2 Pilot Report

First flight of Lockheed Martin's U-2 took place accidentally on August 1, 1955 when the highly efficient wings inadvertently caused the prototype to become airborne during a high-speed taxi test. The first official flight took place three days later with legendary Lockheed test pilot Tony LeVier at...

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