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Fasten your seat belt for a fantastic ride.


This video is a once in a lifetime experience of a British civilian getting


a flight at over 70,000 ft. in a U-2 spy plane. Please note at the take-off


the assist wheels on the outer edges of the wings which drop off upon


take-off. The wings are so long that they need temporary support until


lift-off. What is not shown is at the landing the plane actually slows to a


small enough speed that two guys are actually able to grab the wing tips and


put those assist wheels back on.


The civilian getting the ride is the host of the car show Top Gear on BBC (James May)


shown through Europe at 9:00 pm last Sunday night in Belgium. The views are


spectacular as the U-2 flies at altitudes which constitute "SPACE." We will more than likely see this in the new season of Top Gear on the Nine network, enjoy the ride in the meantime...041_helmet.gif.78baac70954ea905d688a02676ee110c.gif




Use your full screen and sound as this is a high-quality film clip, 10


minutes long.














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DD, no my apologies as it was the first post I made after getting up so I must have been still asleep and worded it wrong - I just trying to say that it is in the Video Library as a link for others as well



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