SENIOR YEAR / AQUATONE / U-2 / TR-1
Air Force U-2s have been used for various missions, with primary operations originating out of Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, CA, Beale Air Force Base, CA, and Alconbury, UK. Beale AFB serves as the U-2's Home station. Besides a full compliment of flightline support, Beale AFB provides full backshop support functions as well as the capability to access depot facilities. Training and operational missions are flown from Beale AFB. It normally supports 12-16 aircraft on-station. All ACC special purpose U-2 aircraft deploy all over the world. These bases have flightline support capabilities, but are limited in back-shop support.
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