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My, What Pretty, Razor-Thin Wings You Have

"The Dragon Lady" - Lockheed U2 spy plane. This plane can fly at 70,000 ft, 13 MILES above the ground. This is still the highest flying aircraft in existence, despite being designed in the 1960's.

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A U-2 from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., prepares to land at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, June 9, 2015. U-2 pilots have a small margin of space to effectively land the plane without causing damage to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton)

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Lockheed U-2 "Dragon Lady" - another aircraft that may possibly be scrapped under the new USAF & US military budget cuts in general.

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