Here is a video of the U2 Dragon Lady Cockpit view at 70,000 feet – living on the edge of space
Spectacular footage was filmed by the pilot of a U2 spy plane. This partial point-of-view video puts you in the pilot’s seat at 70,000 feet. From takeoff to landing, see what it’s like to be in the cockpit of the plane they nicknamed – Dragon Lady.
In the above video, you can see a USAF pilot to flies a U-2 Dragon Lady reconnaissance aircraft during a reconnaissance mission at an undisclosed location in Southeast Asia.
The video also includes Pilot preflight preparation; crew and aircraft on the runway, cockpit during flight; takeoff and landing; view from the chase car.
The Lockheed U-2 is an American single-jet engine, ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft.
It can do both day and night missions and can operate in every weather condition.
Beale Air Force Base, located in California, is home to the U-2.
This aircraft was originally designed to fly high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions during the Cold War to gather intelligence on enemies. Today, the U-2S flies in support of a variety of missions from ground combat to disaster relief.
Routinely flown at altitudes over 70,000 feet, the U-2 pilot must wear a full-pressure suit similar to those worn by astronauts.