How exactly do the pilots of one of the world's most sophisticated spy plane take a dump during flights of between 8 and 12 hours at twice the altitude of commercial airliners?
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.
The pilot killed when a U-2 Dragon Lady crashed near the Sutter Buttes on Tuesday has been identified as Lt. Col. Ira Stephen Eadie of the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron.
A crowd of U-2 Dragon Lady pilots gathered in Hangar M at Beale Air Force Base on Wednesday to welcome the newest member into their elite club and to celebrate a milestone.