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Photos: Beale's Talons take to the skies

A T-38 Talon jet trainer aircraft is prepared for a flight at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013. The Talon is utilized by U-2 “Dragon Lady” pilots to maintain flying proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

A T-38 Talon jet trainer aircraft is prepared for a flight at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013. The Talon is utilized by U-2 “Dragon Lady” pilots to maintain flying proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

A T-38 Talon jet trainer aircraft taxies by the control tower on Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013. Beale is also home to RQ-4 Global Hawk, U-2 “Dragon Lady” and MC-12 Liberty aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

A T-38 Talon jet trainer aircraft taxies by the control tower on Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013. Beale is also home to RQ-4 Global Hawk, U-2 “Dragon Lady” and MC-12 Liberty aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

Two T-38 Talon jet trainer aircraft prepare to take off at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013. The Talon only needs 2,300 feet of runway to take off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

Two T-38 Talon jet trainer aircraft prepare to take off at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013. The Talon only needs 2,300 feet of runway to take off. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

Two T-38 Talon jet trainer aircraft take off at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013. The Talon first flew in 1959. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

Two T-38 Talon jet trainer aircraft take off at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013. The Talon first flew in 1959. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

Two T-38 Talon jet trainer aircraft raise their landing gear during a take off at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Feb. 28, 2013. Beale’s Talons are painted black to mirror the U-2 “Dragon Lady.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

Two T-38 Talon jet trainer aircraft raise their landing gear during a take off at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. Feb. 28, 2013. Beale’s Talons are painted black to mirror the U-2 “Dragon Lady.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

Two T-38 Talon jet trainer aircraft climb skyward at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013. The Talon can climb from sea level to 30,000 feet in one minute. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

Two T-38 Talon jet trainer aircraft climb skyward at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 28, 2013. The Talon can climb from sea level to 30,000 feet in one minute. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

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