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    Sorry. I have not been paying attention. Been picking cherries for the last week, 7-8 hours a day, for my schnapps production.
    If you google NASA retires B52, you should find the whole article I printed, and the linked pictures should be there. I saw this bird as a kid. North American Rockwell had some projects that my Father worked on, that allowed him to take us kids to watch. So I saw 008 and also one of the X15 landings, as well as the maiden flight of the XB70. Heady stuff for a 10 year boy.

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    Here in OKC, Tinker AFB is a Maintenance Depot for the B-52.
    You see them often.
    Awesome aircraft.

    Saw one a few days ago at about 2000 AGL setting up for landing at Tinker.
    They are big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyfang View Post
    So I saw 008 and also one of the X15 landings, as well as the maiden flight of the XB70. Heady stuff for a 10 year boy.
    Those things landed on skids if I remember right.

    Very cool that you are a witness, Guyfang!
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    The B52 was the first aircraft I worked maintenance on as a young LT. Still my favorite, even though I've moved on to fighters, the old BUFF will always be my first love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papabear View Post
    Gosh you're old!!
    Thanks...You just reminded me that,......I am **years past my sell by date!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berto View Post
    The B52 was the first aircraft I worked maintenance on as a young LT. Still my favorite, even though I've moved on to fighters, the old BUFF will always be my first love.
    What's the story behind the nickname?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmetalmiki View Post
    Thanks...You just reminded me that,......I am **years past my sell by date!
    Keep on the sunny side, dmetalmiki, as long as you don't turn sour you are ALL good!
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    It is an acronym, civilized airmen, say it stands for Big Ugly Fat Fellow...the uncivilized replace Fellow with a four letter F word...I'm new here so I will act civilized.

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    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!
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    As a foul mouthed Marine, I am constantly catching myself dropping every known filthy word in the English language. It’s helped me out a couple times and got a bit of trouble in others. I worked on a crashed Canadian Helicopter in front of a very large airshow audience. There were moments of frustration and the occasional hammer on thumbnail moments which were handled with copious amounts of bad language. I found out after I returned to my hotel room that I’d been on TV the whole time. Never trusted news people after that.

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    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!
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