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Your Dragon Lady fix/education for the day

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posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 10:29 AM
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Some interesting Dragon Lady videos from Airboyd. The first one helps explain some of the intricacies of the plane and the reason behind them.

What's that thing?:



The terminator line:



Dragon Lady at work:


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posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 10:41 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

Half the fun with the U-2 is figuring out what payloads they're carrying. Like with the bird we caught at Nellis.



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 10:47 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yeah it is. That was in interesting one. I like in the video the author states the different " senior" payloads "Senior Glass, Senior Spear, Senior Ruby, Senior Spur/Span, Syers nose and...." I wonder what the "and..." could be?



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 10:54 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

Possibly ASARS. They should be getting the new iteration if they haven't yet.



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 11:25 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Since I've not posted these to ATS yet from our trip, might as well get them out now since the Air Force didn't seam to care. We'll see if anyone else notices:





These were taken from about 1 mile from the Vegas race track.
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posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 12:04 PM
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Why the car providing support? is it due to lack of visibility for the pilot as surely when you're taking off/landing you could take your helmet off or is it one of those things that you get sealed into until you get back.

Looks a lovely plane pity I don't have an observatory in my garden to catch one when they come over the UK at stupid'o'feet in height.



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 12:35 PM
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a reply to: Maxatoria

It takes about 45 minutes to an hour and three people to suit up. You don't have enough room in the cockpit to take the helmet off. And with it on you can't look down once your altimeter becomes inaccurate.



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

In the second photo, is there something over on the right hand side ?



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: nelloh62

Just the wing and AC cart.



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

dammit, I was never any good at these games.
Ok then,
someone stole the car.
Oh, and someone thought the plane was a turkey, so started wrapping tin foil around it.
Whats the long yellow thing ?
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posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: nelloh62

The "foil" protects the electronics in the nose. It also pretty firmly narrows down the sensor package being carried.

The hose is for air from the AC cart. It plugs into the aircraft and cools the electronics until engine start.



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

So, was that the question Samm asked the Air Force, " the sensor package being on display " ?
Apart from RF/EMP, is there any other reason to wrap it in foil. ( That's if you can say )



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 04:38 PM
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a reply to: nelloh62

It appears there may have been a new sensor on board.

The foil is more basic than that. It protects against sun exposure.



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: Maxatoria

If you can get down to Brize the dragons do come visit on occasions. If you an aviation fan and on FB check out the Brize Norton Spotters group ?



posted on Feb, 5 2017 @ 05:54 PM
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a reply to: nelloh62

Yes, that was one of the things i asked them. Among others.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 12:02 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

SYERS II?



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 02:58 AM
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a reply to: Silk

I'd love to but knowing my luck i'd be lucky to spot a seagull


Best ever spotting was walking home after visiting my parent and having a couple at lunch and I do mean couple of beers so not fit to drive walking home given our laws and I turned the corner and there was a Lancaster bomber at probably 100ft right in front of me.

In the 80's we used to be on a military pathway for planes and quite often if you was out in the garden at that moment you'd see various planes flying literally over the house but it don't seem to happen anymore



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 03:07 AM
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a reply to: Bfirez

That's mounted but not what we noticed.



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 03:34 AM
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originally posted by: Sammamishman
a reply to: Zaphod58

Since I've not posted these to ATS yet from our trip, might as well get them out now since the Air Force didn't seam to care. We'll see if anyone else notices:





These were taken from about 1 mile from the Vegas race track.


Looks like its got its tinfoil hat on!



posted on Feb, 7 2017 @ 05:09 AM
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So that proves John Lears Tin Foil Hats work!




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