Saturday, 24 November 2012 21:25
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New Camaros tear down runway to help U-2 spy planes land
The Air Force is in the midst of swapping out the fleet of high-speed sport cars that chase down its sinister-looking black spy planes at breakneck speeds.
For more than 50 years, the chase cars have been critical to the high-flying U-2’s mission.
The jets have such long wingspans — 105 feet — that its difficult for pilots to take off or land without people on the ground telling them about wing angles and clearance. So a pilot in the chase car radios to the pilot in the cockpit and lets him or her know how things look.
via New Camaros tear down runway to help U-2 spy planes land – latimes.com
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