Major Merryl (David) Tengesdal The First and Only Black Woman to Fly the Air Force's Elite U-2 Spy Plane. Update 9-22-2016: Merryl is next in line to earn her bars to become an Airforce General. Our family is proud of her history-making achievements.
Attempts to retire the Lockheed-Martin U2 have once again been unsuccessful, the famous spy plane will remain in service until 2019. The US Air Force has delayed the retirement of aircraft from 2016 to 2019, according to the new calendar.