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U-2 shatters world flight altitude record (from www.af.mil/photos/Dec1998/981999b.jpg)
U-2 on Record Setting Flight
Maj. Alan Zwick, 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, Calif., prepares to take off in his U-2 reconnaissance aircraft. Fifty-eight minutes into his flight, Zwick and the aircraft were just over 66,800 feet (more than 12 and a half miles high. This is roughly 38,287 feet higher than the previous 19-year old record of 28,513 feet, set by a Czechoslovakian pilot in 1979. The record-setting flight took place 12.Dec.1998.

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(Photo by Senior Airman Johnny Saldivar)

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www.af.mil/photos/Dec1998/981999a.jpg

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www.af.mil/news/Dec1998/n19981223_981999.html

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http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/981999a.jpg

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