The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a very old bomber but with such high operability that it will end up retiring its successors, the B-1 and the B-2.
Seeing a B-52 in flight remains an unforgettable experience. I saw one 13 years ago over my city and it was something spectacular, but that plane was flying at a certain height. UK Aviation Movies published a few days ago a formidable video of the landings of several B-52s at the British base of RAF Fairford. The video is recorded from a place very close to the beginning of the runway, so its author could see the planes flying at a very low altitude. “My ears are still recovering!”, comments the youtuber. Judge for yourself:
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