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Gary Powers- U2 pilot

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:22 pm

I noticed that he's lecturing at the Air Force Museum on July 21st. I won't be there, but bet it will be very interesting.
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Re: Gary Powers- U2 pilot

Postby Dale Finch » Thu Jul 07, 2022 7:56 pm

I got to watch one do some takeoff & landings a bunch of years ago, then walk around it after a full stop. Amazing to watch it land on tandem landing gear... didn't look like fun! :shock:
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Re: Gary Powers- U2 pilot

Postby tst » Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:00 pm

He died in a crash back in the 70-80s

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Re: Gary Powers- U2 pilot

Postby Bob McCarty » Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:37 pm

tst wrote:He died in a crash back in the 70-80s

I misread it, Gary Powers Jr. is giving the lecture.
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Re: Gary Powers- U2 pilot

Postby Jim Becker » Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:40 pm

He died in a Los Angeles news helicopter crash in 1977.

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Re: Gary Powers- U2 pilot

Postby SamsFarm » Thu Jul 07, 2022 11:27 pm

I misread it too, thought this was going to have something to do with Gary running a U2 power unit! :lol:


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