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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.

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.

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"Lockheed U-2 "Dragon Lady", the first generation of near-space reconnaissance aircraft" -- Used by the CIA. No wonder I was given that nickname.

"Lockheed U-2 "Dragon Lady", the first generation of near-space reconnaissance aircraft" -- Used by the CIA. No wonder I was given that nickname.

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"The Dragon Lady" - Lockheed U2 spy plane. This plane can fly at 70,000 ft, a.k.a. 13 MILES above the ground. Pilots have gotten the bends from flying it.

"The Dragon Lady" - Lockheed U2 spy plane. This plane can fly at 70,000 ft, a.k.a. 13 MILES above the ground. Pilots have gotten the bends from flying it.

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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.

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.

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