[Photo] B-52 Stratofortress bomber banks on approach to Nellis Air Force Base

Jan 30 2013 - Leave a Comment

Taken on Jan. 24, during Red Flag 13-2 currently underway, the following cool image shows a B-52 Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., banking on approach to Nellis Air Force Base with Las Vegas clearly visible in the background.

Considered the position of the plane and the displacement from the runway’s extended center line, the bomber was probably finishing the base turn while on a visual approach at Nellis: no big deal for the B-52 that, in spite of it’s rather maneuverable.

RED FLAG 13-2

Image credit: U.S. Air Force

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