The following picture was taken by The Aviationist’s photographer Giovanni Maduli during the opening flyover of the Day 2 of the Farnborough International Airshow 2012.
The B-52H, using callsign “Scalp 99”, performed the flypast and then joined up with a KC-135 for air-to-air refueling before heading towards the U.S.
I must admit that a Stratofortress approaching your position at low altitude, clearly visible from distance because of the eight smoky engines, is still an impressive (and quite scary) sight!
- Farnborough 2012 Photo: Flying as “Scalp 99″ a U.S. B-52 Stratofortress opens Day 2 of the Airshow (theaviationist.com)
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