Posted on: 17 July 2001
Updated on: 5 August 2001
80-1071, Art. #071
At an airshow....
History of #1071
25 Jul 1983, First flight of U-2R #1071; Lockheed Test Pilot: Ken Weir
Delivered as U-2R, Nov 1983
Returned to flight test, 1985
First Senior span aircraft
Returned to 9 SRW, late 1988
12 Aug 1994, First production U-2S flown, Lockheed Test Pilot: Rob Rowe
First production U-2S, delivered 28 Oct 1994
Skidded of end of runway after emergency landing at Beale AFB, CA experienced engine failure on take-off, USAF pilot: Capt. David Hosley on 13 Feb 1996; Repaired at Palmdale, CA and returned to 9 RW on 17 June 1997, first pilot to fly aircraft after repairs was Capt. David Hosley!
Was static aircraft at Beale Air Fest '97