Tag: B-52F

"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 left me alone and in control of the airplane. I mentally did a little shoulder dance, reveling that I now controlled this giant bomber!," Jay Lacklen, former B-52 pilot Jay Lacklen is a former B-52 pilot...
Operation Arc Light: when the iconic B-52 Stratofortress earned the nickname "BUFF"
Flying too high to be seen or heard B-52 bombers became one of the weapons most feared by the Viet Cong Even if the B-52 was born to be the mainstay of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) nuclear deterrent, the Stratofortress flew her first combat missions as conventional bomber during the Vietnam War: in fact the B-52 was used to...