Flight Manual for U-2 Released

No, not the concert rider for the aging Irish rockers. Jalopnik is reporting that the CIA has declassified and released the 1959 operating manual for the U-2 spy plane. It comes with instructions, suggestions, DON’T PANIC reminders, and even a little cartoon airplane that helpfully illustrates certain concepts for us low-brow fly boys. It even discusses things like ejection procedures and includes checklists. If you’re as much of an airplane nerd as I am I think you’ll appreciate the coolness of having access to the Dragon Lady’s deepest secrets. Enjoy. 


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