Barksdale AFB Open house Updated with more pictures

Barksdale AFB Open house Updated with more pictures

Postby Fumbles on Wed 10 May 2017, 2:23 am

Just a sneak 3 picture peak at where I was just last weekend. I was able to attend the Barksdale AFB open house for 2017. The main draw this year being "Doc" the second B-29 on the circuit and even better a "Boeing" flypast consisting of the B-17, B-29 and the B-52! So before I go on rambling yet again.. Here are 3 pictures I chose for now. I just got home and need to catch up on some seriously needed sleep. I'll edit and post the rest on the weekend.

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ImageBarksdale Open House 2017 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageBarksdale Open House 2017 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageBarksdale Open House 2017 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

Stay tuned for the rest... What a show and damn! It was Hot! Hope these have peaked a bit of interest.
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Re: Barksdale AFB Open house sneak peek. 3 shots for now...

Postby DerekF on Wed 10 May 2017, 6:53 am

That last formation shot. Wow. Impressive stuff.
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Postby Agg on Wed 10 May 2017, 7:11 am

Wow, first a B-29, then a Me262 and then to top it off - that formation - very nice :clap:
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Postby Russ on Wed 10 May 2017, 8:59 am

Incredible formation. Great shooting Rod. :clap: :cool:
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Postby st24 on Wed 10 May 2017, 9:16 am

Fabulous stuff ! :clap: I'm not a fan of Doc's over polished finish but what a sight and sensational to have two Superforts flying! That formation is unreal, if anything spoilt a bit by the North American interloper! Can't recall a shot of the 3 fortresses together ever ?? :confused: Look forward to seeing more :clap:
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Postby starbuck on Wed 10 May 2017, 10:25 am

Maybe the B25 was there as a camera ship? looks fantastic nonetheless
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Postby Carlito on Wed 10 May 2017, 11:00 am

number 1 is excellent, 2 i 3 only great :-)
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Postby AlexC on Wed 10 May 2017, 1:29 pm

Fumbles wrote:Stay tuned for the rest.


Don't keep us waiting too long whatever you do! :smile:
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Postby Dan O'Hagan on Wed 10 May 2017, 5:17 pm

Shot number one. Note to BBMF, it IS possible to display a heavy bomber's topside to the crowd...

And the formation too - were that the BBMF, you'd have each aircraft five miles apart...
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Postby Pringles on Wed 10 May 2017, 6:15 pm

Dan O'Hagan wrote:And the formation too - were that the BBMF, you'd have each aircraft five miles apart...

The angle is deceiving, other angles suggest the formation were flying at a distance common for the BBMF's larger formation flights (eg Lincs Lancs flypasts)

Love the first shot btw Rod :clap:
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Postby Tommy on Wed 10 May 2017, 7:29 pm

Nice stuff, Rod! :rock:
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Postby Stagger2 on Thu 11 May 2017, 1:34 pm

A brilliant teaser in super-clear skies. Looking forward to the rest!
'Me-262' doesn't compare with the single seater for looks, but makes for easier financial operation by flying pax?
I'm not an airspeed font of knowledge, but I'm fairly sure the B-52 would be overtaking behind the WWII bombers in the foreground, even given the 'barn-door' flap area deployed! :dunno:
Great shot & timing either way with #3
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Postby Blackbird on Fri 12 May 2017, 5:23 am

Great starter Rod - looking forward to lots more!

Andy :smile:
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Postby Leeflyer on Fri 12 May 2017, 8:50 pm

Blimey there are good, can't wait to see some more.
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Postby AlexC on Sat 13 May 2017, 3:53 pm

Dan O'Hagan wrote:Note to BBMF, it IS possible to display a heavy bomber's topside to the crowd.


And the CAF manage it at Midland every year.
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Postby Maisie on Tue 16 May 2017, 12:17 am

Amazing, that fly past is something else. Doc looks stunning too.... oh to have that at RIAT. :snack:
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Postby Wes_Howes on Tue 16 May 2017, 2:21 pm

What a teaser they are! Looking forward to seeing the rest :smile:
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Postby Fumbles on Sun 21 May 2017, 7:30 pm

Happy weekend everyone! Sorry for the late reply to this thread as I have had some serious computer issues last week! Many many thanks for the comments! The show being small and having the sun run right down the centre of the runway most of the day was a bit of a letdown.... But the short flying display as you can see included a few formations we may not see again. Saturday even included a "Global Air power" formation which was a B-1B,B-2 and a B-52 and shortly as that formation passed we had a single pass of a E-4! Sunday for some reason all we had was a B-52 and B-1B... Ahh well here are few more from the show. Again a short display as the show started at 11am and ended by 3:30 with the Blue Angles, heat haze and position of the sun made some photography difficult... But the show was worth every penny spent travelling there!

On with the pictures... The odd ball sizes are from my Samsung Note 4 and I threw in a few shots I took at Ellington Field in Houston before flying home.


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Image2017-05-06 19.27.31 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

5. The Barksdale AFB squadron car selling some shirts! :lol:
Image20170506_072332 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

6. This was the first time I have ever been up in a B-1B cockpit.
Image20170506_075134 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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Image20170506_142754 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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Image20170506_151051 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP0997 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP1186 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP1431 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP1577 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP1718 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP1752 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP1878 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP2072 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP2165 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP2016 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP2580 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP2678 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP2733 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP2757 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP2792 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP2819 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP3012 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP3181 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP3016 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

Thanks for looking and the comments. More shots are on my Flickr account.
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Re: Barksdale AFB Open house Updated with more pictures

Postby mr_craig on Sun 21 May 2017, 8:55 pm

Wow!!!! Can't really add any more than that.
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Postby GeorgeP on Mon 22 May 2017, 5:17 am

A knockout! :up:

Despite the difficult lighting conditions that you describe, you've recorded some amazing images. Nice work, Rod.
Cheers,

George

Melbourne, Australia.

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Postby Wes_Howes on Tue 23 May 2017, 8:22 am

Lovely stuff Rod, I like the paint scheme on the Lakota and that line-up of BUFFs :love:
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Postby Airwolfhound on Tue 23 May 2017, 11:36 am

Outstanding to see, thanks for sharing :-) :clap:
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Re: Barksdale AFB Open house Updated with more pictures

Postby Go4Long on Tue 30 May 2017, 2:01 pm

That E-4B was really a sight to see. Sad that it didn't return on the Sunday.

Great set.
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