B-52 extended into 2050

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  1. Skipper

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    Amazing to think some crews will be flying a near-century old combat aircraft!
     
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    I remember living in Austin, Bergstrom AFB was still a SAC base. When you drove by the only thing you could see was the billboard sized tail sticking up above the fence. In the mid and later 80`s the Wild Weasel`s used to do touch and go.........man when the F4`s hit those afterburners, man what a show.......black smoke pouring out and going vertical. Did manage to see several go down when they simply flamed out on climb..........one big pop then two smaller pops.........hey! ya gotta get out..........right?
     
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    Every been tail-gated by a terrain following B-52? I have, sometime back in the '60s when we were driving to church in Blue Mountain, NY. Scared the bejabbers out of my mom. My dad and I thought it was a real hoot. :)
     
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    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
     
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    Too bad they don't think about the A 10 the same way as the B 52.
     
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    We lived in FL for a bit and were in the flight path of the B52s. SO Cool. When I was pretty little we took a vacation to TX and unknown to us when we checked in, the hotel was at the end of the runway basically where the B52s took off. It was just past dusk, my Dad and I were in the pool, and this huge loud monster with lights was heading right for us! My poor Mom was in the hotel room and had no idea what was going on except that the building was shaking with a really loud roar outside! Once I got over the "eeek" factor, it was really cool.
    Incredible planes.
     
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    Back in the 70's they did low level practice runs right over my wife's parents farm.
    You could see the rivets. Way cool aircraft.
     
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    Great little town. Go there from time to time
     
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    My grandparents lived on the NE shore of Indian Lake, but chose to attend church in Blue Mountain. As a kid back in the '50s I never really understood why, the church in Indian Lake seemed to be a perfectly serviceable structure - a refurbished barn as best I recall - served by a traveling "circuit" priest. :)
     
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    Don't know a lot about the churches. Usually just go to the museum, or the Town craft show in Sept. Lots of great rustic Adirondack crafts , but real expensive.
     
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    Yup, without the seasonal tourists, hunters, fisherman and such, the Adirondack region was always a chronically depressed area, hence high prices - leastways that was always my take on it. Haven't been back since my dad passed in '83, but suspect local economies haven't changed all that much over the years.
     
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