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FlyingTiger06
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what was a B-52 doing at 5000 over campus


At my request. Knocking out some "low level" training after our primary jet broke and we had to go to the spare aircraft and accomplish an alternate mission profile.


DoctorTechnical
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Saw/heard you pass over today -- as did most of Baton Rouge. God bless you and thanks for your service.

And come back to see us again, ya hear?


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Relham10
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Cool shot man.


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COTiger
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re: Aerial view of Tiger Stadium today
H model out of Barksdale?

Keep those BUF's in the air.

USAF Retired E-8.

ETA: And thanks to you and pass along thanks to your crew for your service.
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Fishhead
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CMFSB

Cool
M
F'n
Story,
Bro


FlyingTiger06
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H model out of Barksdale


Yep, all we have left are H models. Primarily at Barksdale and Minot, but there are 2 out at Edwards AFB, CA for developmental test.

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USAF Retired E-8.


Thank you for your service!


FlyingTiger06
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Cool
M
F'n
Story,
Bro


Thanks for the explanation! Learn something new everyday.


COTiger
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Thanks. I'm an old fart who retired in 1986. Still work for the USAF as a DOD contractor. We operate, maintain, and sustain the Air Force Satellite Control Network for the 50th Space Wing at Schriever. We also provide O&M for the four GPS stations. You couldn't get there without us.

Or your Navigator would have to break out his slide rule.


Jefferson Davis
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Our civilian (ahem, political) leadership has made that unlikely if not impossible.




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Fishhead
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re: Aerial view of Tiger Stadium today


AF Vet myself...didn't stay to retire. Left as E-6 in 1996. Sometimes regret not sticking it out.


FlyingTiger06
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We also provide O&M for the four GPS stations. You couldn't get there without us.


Considering I'm a Navigator, I'm going to "brag" for a minute and say I could get there without GPS. Would it make it tougher? You bet. I could still get it done though.

Thanks for your service too!


FlyingTiger06
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didn't stay to retire. Left as E-6 in 1996.


Your service is still much appreciated.


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CaliforniaTiger
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COTiger
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Brag away man. You bet your sweet arse you could.

But just remember, we've got your 6.


vl100butch
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Ridgeland, MS
Member since Sep 2005
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great pictures....and from a plane that's probably much older than you are!!!!!

questions for the group, take a look at the southeast corner, i don't remember seeing that in the drawings, or am i starting to have senior moments?

that doesn't look like it will go around the entire addition?


FlyingTiger06
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a plane that's probably much older than you are


Last B-52H rolled off the assembly line in Wichita, KS in September 1962. We celebrated the 50th birthday of that jet last year. So yes, they are all older than me.


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COTiger
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Colorado
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Further proof that I'm an old fart. Yes, I'm a few years older than the early versions of the BUFF. Hell of an airframe to last as long as it has. And thank goodness I was never stationed at Why Not Minot.


vl100butch
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Ridgeland, MS
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heard some horror stories about mixing models from a BUFF guy i worked with on the joint staff....forget whether it was F's and G's or G's and H's....

something about one model having a water injected engine and you had to watch takeoff interval....


FlyingTiger06
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G's and H's....

something about one model having a water injected engine and you had to watch takeoff interval....


G models had water injection to provide extra thrust. H models do not because their engines have enough thrust of their own. The issue was when a G model would have an issue with their water injection and would have to execute a high-speed abort when the H model was already closing on it. This was exacerbated by using 12 second takeoff intervals back in the day; not much room for error. We now have a minimum of 30 second spacing even though all are H models and don't have to worry about the water problem.


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SportTiger1
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Stonewall, LA
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At my request. Knocking out some "low level" training after our primary jet broke and we had to go to the spare aircraft and accomplish an alternate mission profile.


So you said, lets fly the ole B52 down to tiger stadium and back today. You're officially my hero.


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