Japanese combat planes of the Self-Defense Air Force shadowed a Russian long-range bomber while it was performing a routine.
1000th U-2 Pilot
The U-2 Dragon Lady reached a milestone in its 61 years of service by having the 1,000th pilot qualify to operate the aircraft. To have the opportunity to fly a U-2, the applicant must be a pilot in the U.S. Armed Forces, have obtained 1,200 rated flight hours or other variables depending on aircraft flown, 12 months or 400 hours as pilot in command, and have gone through the application process. Maj. J.J. completed his first solo flight to become a part of the select few who have tamed the Dragon Lady. To read more about this story: http://bit.ly/2bHdRIw