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  1. Another Ahab

    B-52 Turns 60

    Civilized behavior is commendable, and appreciated. The world does not need any more ugly, we got enough. I am working hard to eliminate all foul language and swearing from my vocabulary, but it's a %@*&^%!! difficult habit to break, I'm telling you!
  2. Another Ahab

    B-52 Turns 60

    Keep on the sunny side, dmetalmiki, as long as you don't turn sour you are ALL good!
  3. Another Ahab

    B-52 Turns 60

    What's the story behind the nickname?
  4. Another Ahab

    B-52 Turns 60

    Those things landed on skids if I remember right. Very cool that you are a witness, Guyfang!
  5. Another Ahab

    B-52 Turns 60

    Just thought of something. Wonder if THAT was the reason my old man built the bomb shelter off the side of our house (I was just born at the time): - He worked downtown and his office was only 3-4 blocks from the White House - He MUST have seen that (how could you miss it?!!!) - "Those that...
  6. Another Ahab

    B-52 Turns 60

    I saw something like that here (in D.C.), about 4-5 years ago, and never saw any explanation anywhere. It was nothing as dramatic as squadron after squadron of B-52's, but it was Bell OH-58 "Kiowa" helicopters: - There must have been 30-40 of them in a loose formation flying along the Potomac...
  7. Another Ahab

    B-52 Turns 60

    Watch what you wish for, jeffhuey1n, it might come true! That would be some WORK wouldn't it? You really mean it?!!
  8. Another Ahab

    B-52 Turns 60

    Talk about redundancies (the issue came up in some other thread somewhere): - Around 4:40 in the vid the flight commander talks about all the system redundancies in the aircraft... a LOT of them. Reminds me of Slim Pickens in "Doctor Strangelove", riding his payload out the chute, on the last...
  9. Another Ahab

    B-52 Turns 60

    I've seen this vid on YouTube but I never stopped to watch it, thanks ColdWarrior! Did I hear right during the runway approach (just before touchdown): - the narrator said the engines where at "near idle", so it essentially coasted to a landing?
  10. Another Ahab

    B-52 Turns 60

    Well, DUH: - Because you can't fly!
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