I saw a B-52H flying overhead last Thursday afternoon. He was flying at about 4,000 feet, going West from the Thumb tip area of Michigan, towards the center of the state
Originally shared by +Fred Robel It was a really neat sight, and caused me to reflect on how long it has been since I have seen one flying with my own eyes. About 25 years. Not since Wurtsmith AFB closed up here in N. Michigan. I looked it up, and there are only two AFB's left that have them stationed: Barksdale, and Minot. Nowhere near here. Perhaps he was going to an airshow? Or maybe some kind of wargame exercise, as there is a bombing range in the middle of Michigan, near Grayling Army base. Not sure, as the low altitude I observed him at, wouldn't be suitable for a long flight. At any rate, it was a treat to see the old BUFF again. (photo via the US Air force site, taken by Airman 1st Class Rebecca Imwalle ) EDIT: I just found a reference to a B-52 doing a flyby in Toledo on Thursday, where someone took a nice photo of it flying over the line of Thunderbird F-16's. There is an airshow this weekend down there. Maybe this was the same B-52 I saw (though that is waaay South of where I saw it) #aviation #aircraft #airplane […]
17 Jul 2016 in G+ Posts, by
The Red Bull P-38 Lightning on the flight-line display at 2016 Flying Legends show at IWM Duxford in the UK
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13 Jul 2016 in G+ Posts, by
F-22 Raptor topside with vapour at the Flying Legends show, IWM Duxford during the Saturday displays
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13 Jul 2016 in G+ Posts, by
Sukhoi Su-34 also known as "Hell Duck"
Originally shared by +E-pic.se NATO reporting name FullbackSu-34 Theme week Sunday II. http://www.e-pic.se/Aircraft/Aircraft-sorted-by-type/Sukhoi/SU-34-Fullback/ The Sukhoi Su-34 (Russian: Сухой Су-34) (NATO reporting name: Fullback) is a Russian twin-engined, twin-seat strike fighter. It is intended to replace the Sukhoi Su-24. Based on Sukhoi Su-27 'Flanker', the two-seat Su-34 is designed primarily for tactical deployment against ground and naval targets (Tactical bombing/attack/interdiction roles, including against small and mobile targets) on solo and group missions in daytime and at night, under favourable and adverse weather conditions and in a hostile environment with counter-fire and EW counter-measures deployed, as well as for aerial reconnaissance. #Sukhoi #Fullback #Aircraft #Attack #Bomber #Aviation #Jet #E_PIC_SE  
15 May 2016 in G+ Posts, by
Sukhoi Su-34 also known as "Hell Duck"
Originally shared by +E-pic.se NATO reporting name FullbackSu-34 Theme week Sunday II. http://www.e-pic.se/Aircraft/Aircraft-sorted-by-type/Sukhoi/SU-34-Fullback/ The Sukhoi Su-34 (Russian: Сухой Су-34) (NATO reporting name: Fullback) is a Russian twin-engined, twin-seat strike fighter. It is intended to replace the Sukhoi Su-24. Based on Sukhoi Su-27 'Flanker', the two-seat Su-34 is designed primarily for tactical deployment against ground and naval targets (Tactical bombing/attack/interdiction roles, including against small and mobile targets) on solo and group missions in daytime and at night, under favourable and adverse weather conditions and in a hostile environment with counter-fire and EW counter-measures deployed, as well as for aerial reconnaissance. #Sukhoi #Fullback #Aircraft #Attack #Bomber #Aviation #Jet #E_PIC_SE  
15 May 2016 in G+ Posts, by
Sukhoi Su-34 also known as "Hell Duck"
Originally shared by +E-pic.se NATO reporting name FullbackSu-34 Theme week Saturday. http://www.e-pic.se/Aircraft/Aircraft-sorted-by-type/Sukhoi/SU-34-Fullback/ The Sukhoi Su-34 (Russian: Сухой Су-34) (NATO reporting name: Fullback) is a Russian twin-engined, twin-seat strike fighter. It is intended to replace the Sukhoi Su-24. Based on Sukhoi Su-27 'Flanker', the two-seat Su-34 is designed primarily for tactical deployment against ground and naval targets (Tactical bombing/attack/interdiction roles, including against small and mobile targets) on solo and group missions in daytime and at night, under favourable and adverse weather conditions and in a hostile environment with counter-fire and EW counter-measures deployed, as well as for aerial reconnaissance. #Sukhoi #Fullback #Aircraft #Attack #Bomber #Aviation #Jet #E_PIC_SE  
08 May 2016 in G+ Posts, by
This is the complete album of my Su-35 Super Flanker theme
Originally shared by +E-pic.se Enjoy.BUT there is even more images of this beast here: http://www.e-pic.se/Aircraft/Aircraft-sorted-by-type/Sukhoi/Sukhoi-Su-35S-Flanker-E/ #Sukhoi #Flanker #Su35 #E_PIC_SE #Aircraft #Aviation #Fighter             In Album Sukhoi Su-35S Super Flanker
01 May 2016 in G+ Posts, by
Sukhoi Su-35S Super Flanker theme nr 12
Originally shared by +E-pic.se http://www.e-pic.se/Aircraft/Aircraft-sorted-by-type/Sukhoi/Sukhoi-Su-35S-Flanker-E/ The Sukhoi Su-35 (Russian: Сухой Су-35; NATO reporting name: Flanker-E]) is a heavily upgraded derivative of the Su-27 'Flanker.While the aircraft maintains a strong superficial resemblance to the Su-27, the airframe, avionics, propulsion and weapons systems of the Su-35 have been thoroughly overhauled. Technological advancements have produced more compact and lighter hardware, such as the radar, shifting the centre of gravity to the aircraft's rear. These improvements removed the need for canards (Su-30) and saw the abandonment of the "tandem triplane" featured on several Su-27 derivatives. Also omitted was the Su-27's dorsal airbrake, which was replaced by differential deflection of the vertical stabilizers. Other aerodynamic refinements include a height reduction of the vertical stabilizers, a smaller aft-cockpit hump, and shorter rearward-projecting "sting".The thrust vectoring nozzles operate in one plane for pitch, but the canting allows the aircraft to produce both roll and yaw by vectoring each engine nozzle differently. A similar thrust vectoring system is also implemented on the PAK FA.The engine gives the Su-35 limited supercruise capability, or sustained supersonic speed without the use of afterburners. Radar-absorbent material is applied to the engine inlets and the front stages of the engine compressor to halve […]
30 Apr 2016 in G+ Posts, by
Sukhoi Su-35S Super Flanker theme nr 8
Originally shared by +E-pic.se http://www.e-pic.se/Aircraft/Aircraft-sorted-by-type/Sukhoi/Sukhoi-Su-35S-Flanker-E/ The Sukhoi Su-35 (Russian: Сухой Су-35; NATO reporting name: Flanker-E]) is a heavily upgraded derivative of the Su-27 'Flanker.While the aircraft maintains a strong superficial resemblance to the Su-27, the airframe, avionics, propulsion and weapons systems of the Su-35 have been thoroughly overhauled. Technological advancements have produced more compact and lighter hardware, such as the radar, shifting the centre of gravity to the aircraft's rear. These improvements removed the need for canards (Su-30) and saw the abandonment of the "tandem triplane" featured on several Su-27 derivatives. Also omitted was the Su-27's dorsal airbrake, which was replaced by differential deflection of the vertical stabilizers. Other aerodynamic refinements include a height reduction of the vertical stabilizers, a smaller aft-cockpit hump, and shorter rearward-projecting "sting".The thrust vectoring nozzles operate in one plane for pitch, but the canting allows the aircraft to produce both roll and yaw by vectoring each engine nozzle differently. A similar thrust vectoring system is also implemented on the PAK FA.The engine gives the Su-35 limited supercruise capability, or sustained supersonic speed without the use of afterburners. Radar-absorbent material is applied to the engine inlets and the front stages of the engine compressor to halve […]
29 Apr 2016 in G+ Posts, by
Sukhoi Su-35S Super Flanker
Originally shared by +E-pic.se MAKS 2015 http://www.e-pic.se/Aircraft/Aircraft-sorted-by-type/Sukhoi/Sukhoi-Su-35S-Flanker-E/ The Sukhoi Su-35 (Russian: Сухой Су-35; NATO reporting name: Flanker-E]) is a heavily upgraded derivative of the Su-27 'Flanker.While the aircraft maintains a strong superficial resemblance to the Su-27, the airframe, avionics, propulsion and weapons systems of the Su-35 have been thoroughly overhauled. Technological advancements have produced more compact and lighter hardware, such as the radar, shifting the centre of gravity to the aircraft's rear. These improvements removed the need for canards (Su-30) and saw the abandonment of the "tandem triplane" featured on several Su-27 derivatives. Also omitted was the Su-27's dorsal airbrake, which was replaced by differential deflection of the vertical stabilizers. Other aerodynamic refinements include a height reduction of the vertical stabilizers, a smaller aft-cockpit hump, and shorter rearward-projecting "sting".The thrust vectoring nozzles operate in one plane for pitch, but the canting allows the aircraft to produce both roll and yaw by vectoring each engine nozzle differently. A similar thrust vectoring system is also implemented on the PAK FA.The engine gives the Su-35 limited supercruise capability, or sustained supersonic speed without the use of afterburners. Radar-absorbent material is applied to the engine inlets and the front stages of the engine compressor […]
23 Apr 2016 in G+ Posts, by