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)