Story of the SF-71 blackbird spy plane that diverted to Taiwan

Sneaked into CCK in Taichung in 1968.


If you like this kind of stuff, the black cats and black bats operations from Taiwan provide many more hours of reading pleasure.
Cowboys in the skies …

Funny I just came across this recently , I thought they had been based out of Taichung airport but it was actually the U2 spyplane. Most amazing aircraft ever built IMHO . Everything about it was special. I can’t imagine five hundred Taiwanese lined up having a good gawk at one of America’s most secret planes at the time.