U2 practice

Posted on October 08, 2020 by Bruce Eisenhard

Sometimes you are lucky enough to be passing by the airport to see some military assets using KTRK for high altitude training. While driving down 267 I saw a plane on crosswind thinking to myself that can't be what I think it is.

Turned off and watched a dual cockpit U2 make a low pass at our airport.

U2 low approach

After 3 passes, they climbed out heading back to Beale AFB. U2's can't land at just any airport, but seems like they are training some new pilots, getting some practice in.

U2 climb out

I hear this happens a few times a year, and it also happened a couple weeks later.