Dragon Lady: A Portrait Gallery
Once a top secret, the U-2 is one photogenic spyplane.
- By Paul Hoversten
- AirSpaceMag.com, March 20, 2012
Because the U-2 flew at altitudes of 70,000 feet or more, its pilots had to wear pressurized suits for safety. Even so, U-2 pilots run the risk of getting high-altitude induced compression sickness on missions lasting up to 10 hours.