The U-2 headed to the skies in 1955.
Over the past 66 years, it has played a part in historic events, including the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam War. Officials have also used it for various missions.
This aircraft is the focus of Chris Pocock’s upcoming presentation, “Still Essential: The Enduring Legacy of the U-2.”
Updates to the U-2, as well as its role in the Cold War and Desert Storm, are among the topics that will be covered.
Held by the Cold War Museum, the virtual event is taking place at 2 p.m. on June 6.
Tickets are $20 on eventbrite. Anyone unable to participate may buy a ticket and request a link to the video by emailing Cold War Museum Executive Director Jason Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pocock, a full-time writer, is the author of “50 Years of the U-2” and “Dragon Lady Today”.
Before retiring in 2018, he served as “Aviation International News” defense editor.