Ride of a lifetime in a U2!! The view from 70,000 feet.

Ride of a lifetime in a U2!! The view from 70,000 feet.

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    Talking Ride of a lifetime in a U2!! The view from 70,000 feet.

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    Nice footage, yeah.

    But what I want to know is who in the world is this "James" character?
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    What's with the "chase cars" behind the plane on takeoff...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Nice footage, yeah.

    But what I want to know is who in the world is this "James" character?
    James May from TopGear.... Not sure if you get that on BBC World Service.
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    Indeed a "Ride of a Lifetime".

    My "Ride of a Lifetime" was a cruse abord the USS Antedium when I was a kid. Visited everywhere from the brig to the Captains quarters.
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    Wow! Not many get to do that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PointnClick View Post
    What's with the "chase cars" behind the plane on takeoff...?
    Normally you have a chase ar to let the pilot know he's up cleanly and that the pogo's (the little wheels on the outboard side of the wings) have dropped. You don't want to go 60,000 plus with little wheels hangin down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PointnClick View Post
    What's with the "chase cars" behind the plane on takeoff...?
    I'm not a U2 pilot, but I've flown with a few guys who have flown 'em. I've never asked specifically, but I'm pretty sure it's to help the pilot judge height on landing. From what I'm told, it's tough to see just how high above touchdown you are in the Dragonlady. Another pilot uses a radio while he's screaming down the runway in a car to give the other dude accurate data on touchdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbs View Post
    Normally you have a chase ar to let the pilot know he's up cleanly and that the pogo's (the little wheels on the outboard side of the wings) have dropped. You don't want to go 60,000 plus with little wheels hangin down.
    or what he said.

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    And yes, you are correct on landing. the pilot can't see the ground when they get close so the chase car calls out altitude.
    In the late 89's they used El Camino's. In the 90's, they used mustangs. The speed wasn't really needed but since it was a pilot who drove in the car, well, we all know how they can be.
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