Skip to comments.B-52 Flyby of USS Ranger
Posted on 07/06/2006 7:59:03 PM PDT by GoldCountryRedneck
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Yeah. The BUFF isn't quite designed for a 95-degree bank angle...
I think you may have your dates wrong. I was a Sea College Airman on the Ranger from 1987-1989, so I caught a the 87 and 88 WESTPAC. I was in the V5 division and I worked in Pri-Fly and on the LSO platform.
In 1988 we were working up for a WESTPAC a few hundred miles out of San Diego. They sent the Air Force out to find us, and war game us. We killed them all, and the Boss let them fly by. We all thought this guy was a goner, and the Boss had a word with Air Force observers in the tower.
Notice how the deck is almost empty, we had a lot of birds in the air for the fight. It's one of those days and sights you never forget. I guess it could have happened in 1990 too, but I was back in Florida in school, so I wouldn't know.
I think you meant to post to someone else, I didn’t post the photo.
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