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Back in 1981, I went to an airshow at Carswell AFB in Fort Worth. Back then, there were B-52's based there. Part of the show was a KC-130 demonstrating in-flight refueling of B-52. After passing the runway and detaching, the KC-130 turned sharply back around and simulated a combat landing. A few minutes later, the B-52 demonstrated a very similar maneuver and landing. Kind of stole the show from the Thunderbirds.
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Wasn't Carswell where they filmed the movie Strategic Air Command and wasn't it closed down in the 1990s in one of the BRAC rounds?
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Wasn't Carswell where they filmed the movie Strategic Air Command and wasn't it closed down in the 1990s in one of the BRAC rounds?
10 seconds of googling...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carswell_Air_Force_Base
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Wasn't Carswell where they filmed the movie Strategic Air Command and wasn't it closed down in the 1990s in one of the BRAC rounds?
There ya go, trying to ruin a good story with facts.
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Ruin what story? Doc was there well before the closing.
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Wasn't Carswell where they filmed the movie Strategic Air Command and wasn't it closed down in the 1990s in one of the BRAC rounds?
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Ruin what story? Doc was there well before the closing.
It's been Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base since 1990.
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The B-52... maybe Boeing should dust off the original manufacturing drawings, update them a bit, and reopen production...
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In early June I was on my way back from Arizona. Going through OKC a B-52 landed right over top of me...going into Tinker AFB...couldn't be more than a hundred or so feet up. I didn't have time to get my camera out, or to even grab my cell phone to get a pic of it. I doubt I'll ever see one in flight from that range ever again.
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The B52 may have been the more effective aircraft but for sheer impressiveness you couldn't beat the B36. I can remember when a flight of them came low across our School playing fields en route to the US base at RAF Burton Wood Cheshire. Stealth they were not and the cricket match had to be abandoned until our hearing returned.
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