Do you wanna know if a Cold War era B-52H approaching you at low level is still a scary sight? Watch this photo.

Jul 10 2012 - Leave a Comment

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!