Loring Air Force Base

B-52 EWO recalls the exercise where BUFF crews flying at low-level penetrated NORAD without any losses after fooling its massive surveillance system (and they did it for three years in a row)

B-52 EWO recalls the exercise where BUFF crews flying at low-level penetrated NORAD without any losses after fooling its massive surveillance system (and they did it for three years in a row)

B-52 modified for low-level flight The B-52 Stratofortress was America’s first long-range, swept-wing heavy bomber. It began as an intercontinental,… Read More

6 months ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

The Story of North Star, the KC-135 Stratotanker that Saved an F-4 Phantom over the Atlantic

The KC-135 Stratotanker North Star had its landing gear down and its engines at idling speed in an attempt to… Read More

5 years ago

The sad story of the 1969 Loring Air Force Base B-52 Crash

“The B-52 had crashed shortly after takeoff, killing everyone on board and, because it was fully loaded with hundreds of… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

Descending into Armageddon: SAC Go Codes

If instructed, the orbiting crews would open their top-secret decoders and validate the "Go Codes" sent by radio from SAC… Read More

6 years ago