Air International 2023-04
J.Bolton - Buffed up
USAF 5th Bomb Wing B-52 Stratofortress approaches a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, to refuel over the Pacific
Most B52s arrived at AMARG Davis-Monthan by the early 1990s. Large aircraft in storage can require up to 300 hours for mothballing
There is absolutely nothing easy about landing a BUFF, especially on a day like the one pictured here
Faded, but glorious. The Memphis Belle, 60-001, the oldest B-52 in the USAF fleet
Old and new for BUFF crews - analog switches and LED headlamps
An inside view of the historic low-level flight of the B-52 over Stockholm, Sweden
US Air Force pilots assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron pull the throttle back during take off in a rainstorm on a B-52 Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base on August 23, 2022
The new BUFF cockpit is digital heaven for flight crews
Boeing’s rendered vision of the modernized BUFF