Farnborough 2012 Photo: Flying as "Scalp 99" a U.S. B-52 Stratofortress opens Day 2 of the Airshow

While Day 1 was opened by a memorable Red Arrows and Avro Vulcan formation, the second trade day of Farnborough International Air Show 2012 air display was kicked off by a U.S. B-52.

Coming from RAF Fairford as “Scalp 99” (reportedly 60-0042/BD belonding to the 93 BS from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana), the B-52H performed a flyover before heading back to the U.S. though the Daventry corridor.

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