Saturday, March 20, 2010

Veteran Pilot Oldest Ever to Take Flight on Historic U-2

Ollie Crawford has spent a lifetime in the skies, but just experienced his best view yet.

At 84 years old – the oldest person to ever go up in the famed U-2 reconnaissance aircraft – he recently took a rare two-and-a-half hour flight at 72,000 feet. That’s over 13-and-a-half miles straight up, roughly twice the height of a typical long flight across the U.S. on a commercial jet.

"I could see the curvature of the earth," he said.

Read more about Crawford, his flight and this remarkable aircraft.

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