Lockheed U-2s DRAGON21 into RAF Fairford May 2017

This was a stunning landing in what were marginal crosswind conditions for this notoriously difficult to land aircraft.

This particular jet is from the 9th RW at Beale AFB in the USA, and was flying with the callsign DRAGON21. In this video you can hear the chase car talking his colleague down, which is standard practice in U-2 ops. Fantastic to hear some personality coming across the airwaves too! ‘Good Job Dragon, Welcome to England. The wind was a bit dodgy up back there”!

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