• Why the Tesla Model S Is the Chase Car for the Air Force's U-2 Spy Plane

    15 days ago - By Car and Driver

    A Tesla Model S sedan has been spotted at Royal Air Force Fairford, a sprawling air force base in the United Kingdom, accompanying U-2 spy planes during takeoffs. The air force uses “chase cars” that monitor the airplane on the ground and assist the pilot during takeoff. - This video, released on YouTube on July 26, shows the Model S acting as the chase car for a U-2 operating out of RAF Fairford. The U-2 and its escort pass the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration team and a C-17 Globemaster III transport during the takeoff process. - Designed in the 1950s, the U-2 became...
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