January 7, 2011
Retiring of the U2
From the New York Times: If you were around in 1960 the silhouette above would be readily known to you. It is of course the U2 reconnaissance plane, one of which the Russians shot down for spying over their territory. The story tells us that the venerable airplane is going to be retired. The author is a current pilot of the aircraft and her words betray her love of the machine and flying in general. Fliers are of course aware of the danger of flying, but have full faith in their aircraft and their ability to get out of any difficulty. They are a special breed for sure.