- Mar 9, 2010
Then an unmistakenly British accent chimed in with "Don't worry - we can see him below us." Allegedly an Avro Vulcan was overflying a U2.
The Vulcan could get up high, but not a chance of getting above a U2. But, some people are very quick with a come back!
Above FL450 is outside of controlled airspace, and some years ago when the USS Enterprise was in the area, an RA5C decided to avoid the whole flight planning mess, by simply climbing over it and tracking direct. He didn’t need a clearance until he got to the RAAF airspace that was his destination.