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BUFFs On the Move Are a Feast For Avgeek Eyes and Ears

Stratofortress Action Doesn’t Get Any Better Than These Videos.

B-52H in flight. Image via USAF

Just because we here at love BUFFs as much as Avgeekery Nation does, we’d like to share a special tribute to the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. We’ve combed the interwebs and uncovered a quadruple pack of awesome videos featuring BUFFs. In our first clip, a B-52H makes three sweet-sounding passes over EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh 2018. Not the longest clip but definitely a must for Stratofortress fans. The video was shot and uploaded to YouTube by Nigel Woolley. Enjoy with you speakers set to 11!

This multi-angled look at Barksdale AFB BUFF operations features great audio and crisp video. Aerial refueling, takeoffs and landings, multiple cameras and shots…you won’t miss much here. The video was uploaded YouTube by AiirSource Military. And don’t turn it down- close the door instead!

A minimal interval takeoff (MITO) scramble exercise at Minot AFB shows off the BUFF’s ability to get moving quickly and impressively. Looking pretty spry for aircraft that are approaching mandatory retirement age (if not there already)! The video was uploaded to YouTube by USA Military Channel. “I know it’s loud but It’s OK honey…it’ll be over in just a little while.”

We saved the most comprehensive video for last. This one contains just about every snippet of publically available video with B-52Hs in it. The mega-compilation features BUFFs, crews, maintainers, and the concerns associated with operating “experienced” aircraft like the Stratofortress. The video was compiled and uploaded to YouTube by wcolby. This one definitely won’t be over in a little while!

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Bill Walton

Written by Bill Walton

Bill Walton is a life-long aviation enthusiast and expert in aircraft recognition. As a teenager Bill helped his engineer father build an award-winning T-18 homebuilt airplane in their Wisconsin basement. Bill is a freelance writer, an avid sailor, engineer, announcer, husband, father, uncle, mentor, coach, and Navy veteran. Bill lives north of Houston TX with his wife and son under the approach path to KDWH runway 17R, which means they get to look up at a lot of airplanes. A very good thing.

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