The BUFF may be an old design – but they are regularly inspected, upgraded, repaired, cared for, guarded, and periodically airframe overhauled. They are state-of-the-art Bombers as far as they can be. Salute to the Air Crews, and Technicians who are assigned to these wonderful USA aircraft.
There was one RAF pilot who told me that refuelling inflight was quite nerve wracking and it’s easy to see why , to the people who flew both the gas station in the sky and the people who needed the gas all of you have my undying respect and admiration. I doff my cap to you all, thank you
I’ll never forget the last air show at Castle Air Force base in California when the B52 made a fast pass at about 500FT, and pulled up at at the end of the runway at about a 45 degree angle at probably full throttle and just went up until you couldn’t see it any more. The wing flex was unbelievable.
I was in the Navy 25 + years. This videos bring back a lot of memories. I was a Machinery Repairman, and this reminds me of repairing pumps, And the steam turbines that power them. I was a Boiler Tech my first 4 in, but as an MR I got to work on everything from LCACs, to air craft to AAVs. I retired as an MRC. Best job in the Navy.
I remember when my dad was stationed at Glasgow AFB Montana (since closed) You could feel the shaking of the earth and the vibrations of the windows the literal roar of the engines going into take off. And our quarters were about three miles from the flight line. There is nothing like that I have heard since.