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DHG750R
12-09-2010, 01:21 PM
saw this posted on Anet, I have seen videos of this practice before but this one is impressive.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCnCXAhPDts&feature=related

Derf
12-09-2010, 01:36 PM
I have seen it before but Every time I see it I am standing on my chair riding it like Slim Pickens riding the bomb! GOD I LOVE THE USA!!!!! ROCK ON USAF!

gonzalu
12-09-2010, 02:38 PM
Is it possible someone will EVER learn how to take a video? geesh... ALWAYS shaky videos from the best places. Do we not have semi capable folks out there able to produce a steady video?

Absolutely amazing those MITOs...

moose135
12-09-2010, 03:18 PM
Brings back memories...

JHNA57
12-09-2010, 03:24 PM
Awesome, Yes, but would Al Gore approve!!

Derf
12-09-2010, 03:32 PM
Back then the environment could take it!

DHG750R
12-09-2010, 06:49 PM
imagine living nearby when they did this? Imagine our lovely ciizens who complain about noise? lol Would love seeing their faces:smile:

DHG750R
12-09-2010, 06:52 PM
Thought of you when I saw the video Moose. Are those the A model -135's

Gerard
12-09-2010, 07:16 PM
imagine living nearby when they did this? Imagine our lovely ciizens who complain about noise? lol Would love seeing their faces:smile:

Forget the noise how about the friggin POLLUTION? :smile::smile:
That was absolutely awesome the way they departed one right after the other!!
"Caution for wake turbulence"? LOL!!

moose135
12-09-2010, 07:21 PM
Thought of you when I saw the video Moose. Are those the A model -135's
Yes they were.


That was absolutely awesome the way they departed one right after the other!!
"Caution for wake turbulence"? LOL!!
I don't remember the interval between B-52s, but if we were following a B-52, we used a 15 second interval behind them, and a 12 second interval behind another tanker. Being number three or four in a wet MITO was a act of faith - you didn't see anything until you were off the ground. Once airborne, each aircraft would make a small heading change to help mitigate the effects of wake turbulence, but you still got bounced around some.

Gerard
12-09-2010, 07:25 PM
Any idea what year that was?
I found this one on YouTube and the engine exhaust doesnt seem as bad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ7niLYSVFo&feature=player_embedded#!

Gerard
12-09-2010, 07:35 PM
Any idea what year that was?

I see in the comments section it was 88/89.

moose135
12-09-2010, 07:44 PM
Any idea what year that was?
I found this one on YouTube and the engine exhaust doesnt seem as bad.
Yeah, I was going to say the first one was probably mid to late '80s. They may have been G-model B-52s, which had the J57 turbojet engine. The second video may have been H-models, with the TF-33 turbofans.

Gerard
12-09-2010, 07:56 PM
I don't remember the interval between B-52s, but if we were following a B-52, we used a 15 second interval behind them, and a 12 second interval behind another tanker. Being number three or four in a wet MITO was a act of faith - you didn't see anything until you were off the ground. Once airborne, each aircraft would make a small heading change to help mitigate the effects of wake turbulence, but you still got bounced around some.

Wow. Thanks Moose. Had never seen that before and was quite impressed.

megatop412
12-09-2010, 08:29 PM
Wow, I guess the term "caution wake turbulence" is kind of a moot point here :biggrin:

Seriously though, that was freakin bee-you-tee-ful. I'm sure that made Griffiss a big fat bulls-eye to the Reds back in the day.

Spunker
12-09-2010, 08:36 PM
this video was amazing. ahh the roar of those B52's and KC-135's.

moose135
12-09-2010, 09:01 PM
I'm sure that made Griffiss a big fat bulls-eye to the Reds back in the day.
All those SAC bases (and plenty more...) were high on their list.

mirrodie
12-10-2010, 09:08 PM
My fav MITO video.....I have to see if I can find this movie....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3v-PY3PiPw

Gerard
12-10-2010, 11:05 PM
My fav MITO video.....I have to see if I can find this movie....[/URL]

Mmmm, Rod Taylor and Rock Hudson......
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