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B-52 fly by

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by ithaca_deerslayer, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. ithaca_deerslayer

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    packin23 Welcome Wagon

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    That is an awesome picture and cool story to go with it.
     

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    Yeah, that's how bada** our boys are. :cool:
     
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    NH Trucker Needs coffee...

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    Wow - very impressive.
     
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    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    :thumbsup: Now that is kewl
     
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    That is fantastic, thank you.
     
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    That doesn't even begin to describe our boys. Balls of granite, I tell ya.
     
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    Awesome picture. The amazing thing about the B52 is that today's pilots could be the grandchildren of the pilots in the 50s. It's the only aircraft we use that could possibly have the great grandchildren of an original plane piloting it.
     
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    A Bud holland special?

    I'll let the B52 drivers comment for accuracy.
     
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    Seen it before and every time, it sill looks cool :cool:
     
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    I went to an Air Show last weekend at Homestead Air Reserve Base. They had a B-52 there(as well as other aircraft) for people to get up-close with. Certainly was amazing to touch an aircraft that has some great history. Here are some pics if the OP does not mind.
    -Joel

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    Those are some great shots! Thanks :)
     
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    The B-52s in service today were all built in 60 and 61.
    more than 50 years old. Not 50 years for the type, but each specific plane. these planes are veterans of Vietnam, the cold war, desert storm, and now Iraq and Afghanistan. To say nothing of smaller conflicts.
    These same aircraft were in service when Kennedy was elected.
    I have worked on them at Minot, during that time I was struck by all the history they must have seen; all the history they must have taken part in. That I was able to do my part to keep them flying is something that I take some pride in. They really are very bad*****
     
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    My father was a flying crew chief during Linebacker 2. The B52 is supposed to be in service until 2025 at the earliest, I've heard 2040 and 2050 thrown around as well. It goes to show how well built they are.
     
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    Now if only our cars could be built half as well. :rofl:
     
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    Yes, it's a GREAT aircraft. It's labor intensive now to keep them flying, but they are incredibly versatile in what they can carry, and have tremendous advantages in (long) range and bomb load capabilities. My hours are in G models, with some hours in the "H" model, which is the only ones still flying. Flying low level (terrain avoidance) in the mountains at night was really something. RED FLAG missions were fun also - something about cruising a few hundred feet off the desert floor trying not to be seen by defending F-15s really got your excitement going. Gosh, I miss those days... sometimes.