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U.S. Air Force Photo of the Day: Awesomeness
U.S. Air Force Photo copied onto ChamorroBible.org [Extra Large Photo 4,288 2,848] ^ | January 24, 2013 | Caitlin Kenney, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Posted on 03/25/2013 7:55:12 AM PDT by EnjoyingLife


A USAF B-52 Stratofortress from Barksdale AFB, Louisiana prepares to land at Nellis AFB, Nevada on January 24, 2013 during Red Flag 13-2. Via http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-20051129.htm (medium, large, huge)

The Photographer 
Caitlin Kenney, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs, United States Air Force  



TOPICS: US: Louisiana; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: b52; bomber; redflag; stratofortress
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1 posted on 03/25/2013 7:55:12 AM PDT by EnjoyingLife
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To: EnjoyingLife

I guess there’s no “stabilized approach” for these guys!


2 posted on 03/25/2013 7:57:41 AM PDT by grobdriver (Vivere liberi aut mori)
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To: EnjoyingLife
Scary fact...

When that plane came off the assembly line, NONE of the structures in the background had been built..

3 posted on 03/25/2013 7:58:50 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

I wonder how many parts from other B52s are melded into that one airframe to keep it flying for 40+ years? Lots, I’d wager.


4 posted on 03/25/2013 8:02:56 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: EnjoyingLife

Awesome photo, but that’s a pretty steep approach angle, due to obstacle avoidance, noise abatement, & all kinds of local area restrictions that have nothing to do with flight safety.

Diving & flaring on final in an A/C that size can get dicey in a hurry.


5 posted on 03/25/2013 8:04:46 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: EnjoyingLife

Flaps the size of BARN DOORS and ailerons to match. What a wing. She looks so much better with turbofans.


6 posted on 03/25/2013 8:05:51 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: elcid1970

Reminds me of that one that went down in that air show a while back


7 posted on 03/25/2013 8:06:08 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: ken5050

That’s a great fact.
Guys I worked with (we’re all long retired) were wrenching on B-52s when they were young AF guys in the early 60s.


8 posted on 03/25/2013 8:06:27 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Sequoyah101
No Aileron on H models them are Spoilers. last of the buffs TF-33 fans awesome in low level flight, G models the engine cowls where easier to handle but H's so much more power.
9 posted on 03/25/2013 8:09:23 AM PDT by cmdr straker (Buy American save Jobs)
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To: Sequoyah101

It would be awesome-er if they would replace all eight motors with four CF-6s. Talk about a wicked looking monster then.


10 posted on 03/25/2013 8:11:05 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: al baby

1994 Crash of a B-52 at Fairchild Air Force Base not an air show


11 posted on 03/25/2013 8:11:39 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: ken5050

I have always been curious about how much ORIGINAL metal is still on those birds.


12 posted on 03/25/2013 8:11:54 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: cmdr straker

Corrected. I thought I remembered that just about the time I hit post, honest. It has been a long time since being on the line for the H mod program at Boeing Wichita.


13 posted on 03/25/2013 8:12:33 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: al baby

it was practicing for the airshow.. was out there hangar 1017 watching.


14 posted on 03/25/2013 8:13:10 AM PDT by cmdr straker (Buy American save Jobs)
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To: cmdr straker; Sequoyah101
I may be phrasing this incorrectly, but what always amazed me about the B-52s on landing was how the landing gear turned..it was like the plane was flying sideways..

(hopefully someone can state it better, maybe posts pics..)

15 posted on 03/25/2013 8:13:11 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: EnjoyingLife

At that angle, so close to the ground, the pilot has a future in crop dusting.


16 posted on 03/25/2013 8:13:15 AM PDT by lurk
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To: Sequoyah101

i worked the g & h models for 11 years. at Fairchild


17 posted on 03/25/2013 8:14:39 AM PDT by cmdr straker (Buy American save Jobs)
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To: ken5050

Scary fact, the pilot probably hadn’t been born when that plane first flew.

Heck the pilots parents might not have been born.


18 posted on 03/25/2013 8:14:50 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: cmdr straker

Good Lord and that was a few days after an on base shooting


19 posted on 03/25/2013 8:15:08 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: nascarnation
The coolest and most apropos name ...STRATO .. FORTRESS.

Just begs .. come and get me.

20 posted on 03/25/2013 8:16:05 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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