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    U-2 Flight to 70,000 feet

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    James May from Top Gear fame. The chase cars on take off and landing are a standard part of U-2 cruises at 70,000ft as the sky above turns black and the curvature of the Earth is visible. The only people to have gone gone higher on any sort of regular basis were SR-71 pilots.