Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cool Pic’s

Ok, I need to post something.

First Up,

the Front Office:

That there is the B-52 front office folks. The guy in the middle is what they call the "Pivot Man"! Ok, not really he is just someone on the jump seat. He can't be important since he is not in an Ejection Seat. But nonetheless that is one cool shot.

Here is the official PR text that came with the picture: "100429-F-6044B-992 An aircrew assigned to the 96th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., flies a Red Flag-Alaska mission in a B-52H Stratofortress, April 29, 2010, at Eielson AFB, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

Next Up – Hot Bones!
Yeah, B-1's over New Mexico!! Just love anything flying over the Land of Enchantment. These are Lancers and I think are the sexiest aircraft man has ever built. What a beautiful aircraft, even that dull crappy paint job the DOD forces the Service branches to use on their aircraft does not diminish the good looks of this beast. And the nearest aircraft is hauling a POD of some kind (Sniper, Lighting or LANTIRN).

Here is the official photo credit: 100224-F-6911G-503 A two-ship of B-1B Lancers assigned to the 28th Bomb Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, release chaff and flares while maneuvering over New Mexico during a training mission Feb. 24, 2010. Dyess celebrates the 25th anniversary of the first B-1B bomber arriving at the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald)

And now for some Navy Shots!

Here we have an unusual sight – Suspended Launch.

You can see all the flight deck personnel with their arms up in a cross over their heads, this is the official signal "Ah S _ _ _ _"! This is done when you want to stop something and stop it right now. Here there must some kind of problem with the launch setup or the catapult but they all seem to be in agreement to halt the proceedings.

Official caption "2iravqp U.S. Sailors suspend the launch of an EA-6B Prowler aircraft assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) while the ship is under way in the North Arabian Sea May 4, 2010. The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group is deployed to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet's area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Chad R. Erdmann/Released)"

Pull on this!

I wrote about rigging the barricade before, here is a new picture of the men and women on the USS George H.W. Bush are bearing a hand pulling on the barricade during a drill. Did that many a time myself.

Official caption: "100403-N-3885H-043 ATLANTIC OCEAN (April 3, 2010) Sailors assigned to the air department of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) set up the aircraft barricade during a drill on the ship's flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall/Released)"

Bring the Heat!!
Yeah wow!! What a mess that is making somewhere over yonder! I'd like to have one of these mounted on my Chevy Malibu, just for road clearance operations!

Official caption "100329-N-4153W-384 FORT KNOX, Ky. (March 29, 2010) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Geoffrey Martin, assigned to Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1, fires a GAU-17A gun from the bow of a riverine assault boat during live-fire battle drills. The squadron is participating in a three-day field exercise to prepare for an upcoming deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bryan Weyers/Released)"

That's all for now folks.

BT: Jimmy T sends.

1 comment:

Buck said...

Great pics, Jimmy. I've noticed our local guys have started flying again; we went for a couple o'
four weeks or so with no activity at all and now we have 130s overhead every night once again. It's strange how you can sense the optempo even when you're not a part of it any longer...