Trailblazer Flew Through Glass Ceilings As First Female African American Pilot To Fly U-2 Aircraft

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YUBA COUNTY (CBS13) — The U-2 aircraft, nicknamed the “Dragon Lady,” is one of the toughest aircraft to fly in the United States Air Force — but that didn’t stop Merryl Tengesdal.
She decided to become a pilot during a time when there weren’t many minorities in the aviation field. …..

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