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Can other military forces use stuff from the U-2?
Back with #AskExtremeRoss, @cnatrigirl_ asked a question a while back that I’ll paraphrase. She basically wanted to know since the U-2 falls under Air Combat Command, if other organizations such as Space Force could use U-2 stuff. Basically the answer is yes, whoever has a need and clearance for the […]Read More
What is the average flight time in the U-2?
❔❔Welcome to another #AskExtremeRoss ⁉️ @ the.flying.fabricator has asked “What’s your average flight time in the U-2? It seems like a bit much to get it out and ready just to take it up and out for an hour or 2.” So for the most part, the U-2 pilot lives in […]Read More
What is the most unbelievable thing about flying the U-2?
Getting back to #AskExtremeRoss, @vfreesz had a multipart question “What is the best, the worst, the unbelievable and the ordinary things about flying the Lady?” This being a multipart question, I’m just going to answer part now. This ties into some other answers I’ve given before, but one of the […]Read More
What Did You Fly Before the U-2?
For #AskExtremeRoss, @nolewoods asked “What did you fly before the u2?” As @combat_learjet could atest, this shot was taken out the left side of the tip-tank-terror-of-the-sky known at the C-21A, or military version Lear 35. I was stationed at Ramstein, Germany for my first 4 years after pilot training flying this […]Read More
Do You Ever Feel Lonely Up in Space?
For #AskExtremeRoss, @tayo_cee asked, “Do you ever feel lonely up in space?” For me, I don’t think lonely is really the feeling that best summed up what I felt while on a mission. For starters, we were usually in communication with either our operations at our base or with the […]Read More
What kind of EO/IR Sensors are on the U-2?
Returning to #AskExtremeRoss, @ballulaadi wants to know “Plz tell me which EO/IR and Radar sensors are used by the U-2”. (I’ll probably want to add a disclaimer that this is all open source, NON-classified information. I sometimes get people worried that I’m giving away all the good secrets, but I […]Read More
Flying with the Viewsight
Here’s something you don’t see everyday, and you can’t see anymore as the viewsight is out of every operational U-2 or ER-2 now. Back in my first year or so in the U-2, I had the chance to fly the Block 10 U-2. This is when it still had a […]Read More
What does flying that high do to your entire perspective?
Hello again. I still have lots more #askextremeross that I’m working through. Today I’m answering @surfish95747 who wrote: “This is incredible. What does flying that high do to your entire perspective? When I fly at 10,000 MSL, I feel closer to it all somehow. It all seems so much more grand […]Read More
Is it possible the T-38 will be available to very wealthy civil pilots?
@25anddied asked “Seeing as the T-38 is being retired soon, is it possible 38s will be available to, probably very wealthy, civil pilots”? If you’re adventurous and you have a few extra hundreds of thousands of dollars, you too could be a proud own of a T-38 Talon A model, just […]Read More