Former U-2 Pilot Recounts Flights

Nov 07, 2013 No Comments by

Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Art Saboski participated in the Civil Air Patrol as a youth growing up in a small town in North Carolina, never imaging he would be among the first Lockheed U-2 pilots and ending up commander of the 17th Reconnaissance Wing (England), operating a fleet of U-2s providing reconnaissance and battlefield support for the Europe theater.

Saboski spent 17 of his Air Force years associated with the U-2 airplane at a time when it was considered classified.

“The U-2 was always a secret airplane and mysterious,” he said this past week.

For the complete story by Sue Tone of the Prescott (Ariz.) Valley Tribune, click here.

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