Beale Pilots and Navigators
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One current and three former members of the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, the US military’s oldest flying unit, share their stories. The squadron celebrated its 100th anniversary last week at Beale Air Force Base. They are responsible for training all high altitude air crew for the U-2 Dragon Lady and the RQ-4 Global Hawk.
U-2 instructor pilot Lt. Col. Scott, of the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, straps into a T-38 prior to a training flight Feb. 27, 2013 at Beale Air Force Base.