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Boy you grabbed me and never let go until the finals words in your Flying Lessons column. In May of 1960 I was still in high school when Francis Gary Powers was brought down flying the U2 over Russia. No one knew about the program until Eisenhower and Khrushchev started making public statements about it. Flash forward 44 years and I visited a retired U2 at the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson. Anyone that loves planes need to visit that and 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), also known as the "boneyard" across the street at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. WOW! I must say the U2 touched me emotionally more than any other craft I saw. The boneyard was another life-thrilling event for me. Your article had me spell-bound. I raced through every paragraph understanding the emotions you were feeling and wishing it were me with my video camera. A fantastic series of stories that sparked the imagination and provided a vision that was wonderful. Those articles also touched me emotionally as well, reliving my high school thoughts as I watched our President tell the nation a few details of the mission of the super secret plane and pilot Powers. Thank you so very much for this adventure. It was a wonderful, thrilling, A-ticket ride.
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