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U2 Spy Moon Shot

This was a rare occasion to see the U2 fly by [Tucson, AZ – Davis Monthan Airshow, 3/20/2010]. After watching a mock rescue operation with Marines, Blackhawk, A-10 and an F-16 the U2 dropped down out of space beyond Mt. Lemon just north of Davis Monthan AFB, flew over our heads, circled the base and went back on mission.

The announcer said that in the twenty years that he has been doing air shows, this is only the second time that he has seen the U2. After I got home I noticed the crescent moon just ahead of the nose of the U2. I have to say it was a lucky shot.