Tag: B-52 Stratofortress

That Time a B-52 Aircrew Fell Asleep While RTB from a...

"We were lead aircraft with #2 and #3 echeloned loosely behind us. Looking out my right window, I discovered #2...

This B-52 Squadron Commander has been fired for penis drawings in...

Penis drawings were discovered on a moving map software displayed on the nuclear-capable B-52's Combat Network Communication Technology (CONECT) On Nov. 27, 2018, Lt. Col....

B-52D Diamond Lil tail gunner explains how he scored the last confirmed...

"I fired at the bandit until it ballooned to 3 times in intensity then suddenly disappeared from my radar scope at approximately 1,200 yards,...

USAF thinks about an upgraded B-52J bomber

B-52J's upgrades would include a defensive systems and avionics modernization, a crash-survivable flight data recorder, a weapons system trainer, advanced targeting pod relocation and an...

Former B-52 Instructor Pilot remembers Training Incidents

"We could have been throwing up dust clouds behind us, we were so low. One wrong move and we'd have been splattered over miles...

Former BUFF pilot remembers his first ride on the mighty B-52

"On this first training mission, while on a navigation leg at 35,000 feet, the pilot got out of his seat for a break. This...

Former BUFF driver shares Near-Death Experiences he had as B-52 pilot

"The B-52 suddenly snapped nose down ten degrees, a horrendous and panic-inducing loss of control that promised to kill us all in about ten...

The Death Spiral of Swoon 52: the story of the B-52...

"As the plane leveled off, Hunt’s Mesa suddenly appeared above the aircraft on the crew’s radar scopes that displayed the plane’s position well below...

Goodbye U-Tapao! Former B-52 pilot remembers the end of Operation Arc...

"The three B-52s sat behind the runway hold line awaiting permission for the final B-52 takeoff from U-Tapao. Then tower cleared us for takeoff....

USAF B-52 strategic bomber aids in canoe rescue off coast of Guam

The canoe just so happened to resemble one helmed by a famous Disney princess. “We asked for more details about the vessel, and the...

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