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MITO SAC Style: watch B-52Gs and KC-135As performing a Minimum Interval Takeoff Departure
The B-52G's and KC-135A's featured in the clip are from the 416 BMW, at the former Griffiss AFB, NY. The video in this post shows how Strategic Air Command (SAC) aircraft did a Minimum Interval Takeoff (MITO) departure back in the day, BEFORE the collapse of the Soviet Union. According to the footage...
Former BUFF driver explains B-52D’s Emergency Procedures
The “D” also used very high pressure pneumatic air. The emergency procedure if this system sprung a leak proved the most severe I have ever encountered in any airplane manual. It warned that a pneumatic leak “constituted an impending disaster,”Jay Lacklen former B-52 pilot Jay Lacklen is a former B-52 pilot...
Remembering Capt. Thomas, the co-pilot of Charcoal 01, the first B-52 shot down during Operation Linebacker II
He was the father of Derrick Thomas, a linebacker and defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs who was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame in 2009. Capt Thomas never got to see his son play football An American flag serves as a backdrop to an image of Capt. Robert J....
  Secret Squirrel paved the way for American forces to defeat Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, whose troops had invaded neighboring Kuwait In the early morning of Jan. 16, 1991, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) deployed seven B-52G Stratofortresses crews from 2nd Bomb Wing (BW) to Iraq in a single, secret mission that would mark the beginning of Operation Desert Storm. This opening...

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