A Couple of Tired Birds

As many of you know, I am a former Naval Aviator and have owned light planes off and on until two years ago. I don’t do air shows and very infrequently air museums but I love local displays of old military planes. So it was interesting to see a couple outside Grand Forks Air Force Base even though the only thing flying out of there these days are some Border Patrol unmanned aircraft (got to keep those Canadians out) and a couple of others from some other agency.

The first is a B-52 which flew out of here for years.

The second is a KC-135 which was the major refueled aircraft for decades.

B-1 bombers flew here for seven years or so. I guess they are not ready for static displays yet although it would save us a lot of taxpayer money.

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