Massive B-52 launch

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  1. Aaron Brooks Wolters

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    Wow, that's impressive!
     
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    Thats Awesome!
     
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    #5 tyrodtom, Jan 19, 2012
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    I was stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB in 66-67, they were a joint SAC/TAC base at the time. They would do the alerts different then . It would be one B-52, then one KC-135, then another B-52. I can't remember if it was 12 of each or 15, but the interval was closer. Heads would roll in the command structure if all aircraft weren't off the ground in a specific time from alert order.

    Our barracks were about a mile from the hot pads, the secure area the B-52s were kept in. When those alerts were on, there could be no conversation, unless you shouted. You could even feel the sound.

    The bomb dump I worked at was next door to the Nuke storage area, they had guards with dogs, we didn't. We stored nuke shapes, inert facsimilies of nuclear bombs, with the same size, weight, and balance of the real thing. The SAC ground crews used them for transport and loading practice. Even the shapes had to be kept in pristine condition. If they scratched the paint on them, we refinished them.

    I can remember sitting there thinking while these alerts were going on, if it was a real alert, then I had maybe 5-10 minutes left to live.
     
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    Cool,impressive, I remember a few years back when we were deer hunting,we were maybe at 10k' and saw a flight of 6 b-52's heading east,wow...
     
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    WOW!! Now that would be something to see in person.
     
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    The takeoff at 5:10 in the video was something else! :shock: I haven't seen a scramble like that in a long time. Very cool.
     
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    nothing like a flush to get the blood flowing
     
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    About 1993-95 I was working on a communication tower at West Point. The Secretary of Defense was scheduled to be there that day aswell. The hudson river was below me by maybe 500 feet, it was a beautiful fall day. To the south I heard a rumble and just happened to look down river and could not believe what i saw. A B 52 heading up river, at what looked like 100 feet off the water. I was above it in elevation and actually looked down on it. To this day it was the most impressive Aerial sight I have seen. It all happened so fast a camera was the last thing I thought of, but it was indeed a "fly-by" intended for the secretary.
     
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    Dang now that would have been fricken cool to see!
     
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    Very cool
     
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    it good to work Tower
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    :lol: You go, Mongo. :lol:

    No offense meant, Pb. But that just struck me funny.
     
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    #16 pbfoot, Jan 24, 2012
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    doesn't look good does it ,
    but it sure was the best spot to watch a flush the best I ever saw was about 20 101's and alls tower says is the winds and altimeter
    did anyone notice how smokey those things were ,sure makes a case for lo level work
     
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    Yeah, only F-4s and BUFFs smoke like whores.
     
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    all the century series fighters smoked bad , I was surprised the B52 still did
     
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