1,000th pilot tames U-2 Dragon Lady
Lt. Col. Paul Wurster (left), 1st Reconnaissance Squadron commander, places Maj. J.J.’s, 1st RS student pilot, U-2 Dragon Lady patch after qualifying as the 1,000 pilot to operate the U-2 Aug. 31, 2016, at Beale Air Force Base, California. To have the opportunity to fly a U-2, the applicant must be a pilot in the U.S. Armed Forces, have obtained 1200 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan)

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