Last week on Instagram the 99s had a great ‘Live’ conversation with Lt. Col. Merryl Tengesdal (Ret.), one of eight female pilots to ever fly the U-2 and the only black female pilot during the aircraft’s history. “I have seen the curvature of the earth,” Tengesdal said. “I have seen sights most people will never see. Flying at over 70,000 feet is really beautiful and peaceful. I enjoy the quiet, hearing myself breathing, and the hum of the engine. I never take it for granted.” Col.Tengesdal was with us live on Instagram @theninetyninesinc.