Originally Posted by rattler
Like the Bud Holland stunts?
Here are a few of them, actually all that lead to the also added "Darker Shades of Blue" article:
Darker Shades of Blue
The B-52 utilizes low altitude penetration techniques that require the aircrew to be fully able to operate at levels of 50ft (over water) to 100-500ft over land. The footage in this video is tame compared to some of the operational experience of Buff crews, while training against the Soviets. Buffs have never been used in this low altitude penetration role, but crews were trained in this way until SAC stood down against the USSR. This footage isn't "cowboy" as suggested. The crash at Fairchild was pilot error (roll input beyond aircraft limitations). This link has a full report on the incident, and it wasn't due to escalating cowboy behaviors. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_Fa...ase_B-52_crash