Tag: Minot Air Force Base

In-Flight Video Shows B-52 During Secret Nuclear Mission Training For the First Time in History
In-flight videos of secret nuclear mission training have been recently filmed in the B-52 “Stratofortress” bomber cockpit while in-flight. The cool clip in this post features for the first time in modern history, in-flight videos of secret nuclear mission training that have been recently filmed in the B-52H “Stratofortress” bomber cockpit while in-flight....
This B-52 Squadron Commander has been fired for penis drawings in BUFF cockpit
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. Paul Goossen, B-52 Stratofortress pilot and 69th Bomb Squadron commander at Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota, was relieved from duty after sexually explicit and phallic drawings were discovered inside the bomber's cockpit screens...
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 of cactus," Jay Lacklen, former B-52 Instructor Pilot Jay Lacklen is a former B-52 pilot with 12,500 flying hours and the author of two books, Flying the Line: An Air Force Pilot’s Journey and Flying the Line: An...
USAF completes investigation on why B-52H lost engine over North Dakota last year
B-52H's first stage fan disk of the Pratt & Whitney TF33 engine had failed in mid-air and caused the Number Three engine to break off the wing of the bomber A turbofan engine fell off the pod of a B-52H bomber during flight on Jan. 4 last year and the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has completed its investigation into the...
First B-52H coventional rotary launcher has arrived at Barksdale. And it's ready for combat.
The Conventional Rotary Launcher allows the bomber to carry a selection of different conventional smart weapons or GPS guided weapons inside its bomb bay B-52 Conventional Rotary Launchers (CRLs) were flown out of Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB) by a C-5M on Nov. 6 to be used for combat overseas. The CRL allows the bomber to carry a selection of different...
The mission also garnered a milestone for the squadron with 400 successful combat sorties with zero maintenance issues Taken on Jun. 16, 2017 the photos in this post show a B-52 Stratofortress from the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron (EBS) landing and taxing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia after a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). Noteworthy this...
Omaha Trophy dates back to the U.S. Air Force’s Strategic Air Command and today is awarded annually to five units that emphasizes strategic deterrence On Jun. 6, 2017 General John E. Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), presented the 2016 Omaha Trophy to the 5th Bomb Wing (BW) at Minot Air Force Base (AFB). As explained by Airman 1st Class...
The cause of the mishap was that the pilot analyzed visual bird activity and perceived cockpit indications as a loss of symmetric thrust required to safely attain flight, and subsequently applied abort procedures U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) has recently determined the cause behind the crash of a B-52H Stratofortress bomber at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB) in...
Former B-52 Instructor Pilot remembers Training Incidents
23rd Bomber Squadron sent a number of B-52s to the Middle East, in support of U.S. Central Command’s Operation Inherent Resolve  Taken on Jan. 31, 2017 in the airspace above North Dakota, the cool photos in this post show a B-52H Stratofortress crew from Minot Air Force Base (AFB), North Dakota, performing a training mission in a close air support (CAS)...
B-52H Launching an AGM-86B
A B-52H can carry six ALCMs on each of the two externally-mounted pylons and eight internally on a rotary launcher, giving the B-52H a maximum capacity of 20 missiles Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircrews recently tested three unarmed AGM-86B air-launched cruise missiles (ALCM), demonstrating the bomber force’s ability to configure, load, fly and deliver the nation’s only nuclear cruise missile. The B-52H...

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