U-2 Landing at Cortez (August 3, 1959)

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2009 Cortez Aviation Heritage Society Event
July July 31, 2009 (Friday):
Arrival - Scheduled Arrival of Dr. H. Mike and Mrs. Margaret Hua. The then Major Mike Hua, who successfully landed a CIA  U-2 airplane at Cortez Airfield.  In honor of General Hua’s bravery and numerous unparalleled accomplishments, Cortez City Council proclaimed on October 14, 2008, Dr. Hsichun Mike Hua an Honorary Citizen of Cortez, Colorado.

2009 Cortez Aviation Heritage Society Event

August 2, 2009 (Sunday):
“A ‘Black Cat’ Lands at Cortez” A presentation by General Mike Hua (Ret.-ROCAF), the pilot of the U-2 “Spy Plane” that landed at Cortez almost 50 years ago on August 3, 1959. Dr. Hua will share the gripping story of his fateful landing during his “first visit” to Cortez.
Cortez Cultural;  Reception 5:00 to 6:00 PM, Program at 6:15 PM