Dragon Hearts

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** The curvature of the Earth, seen from near
the edge of space.**
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The portable "pogo" wheels underneath the wing.
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TheTU-2S in flight at low level.
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U-2s recently were retrofitted with glass cockpit technology, but they're all still fly-by-cable airplanes that are a handful at low altitudes.
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Lane shaking hands with the U-2 ground crew.
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Ready to fire up the engines.
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A U-2 leaning hard over on a crosswind landing. Titanium wing skids shield the wing from damage.
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Lane and Maj. John "Cabi" Cabigas in one of his two favorite planes: an Air Force TU-2S.
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Lane and Maj. John "Cabi" Cabigas in the other of his two favorite planes: his own Piper Cub.
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Some of the U-2 pilots with the TU-2S and their own airplanes.