A Day in the life of a Boom Operator...Part 2- The PICS!!!

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posted on May, 22 2013 @ 03:23 AM
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It's that time of the year again! Since my last pic thread was so spread out and pics unlinked thanks to offsite websites, here's an updated thread with many pics of different fighters, bombers, heavy aircraft, etc. Here goes, and any questions, ask away!


First, the good stuff

F-22A/YF-22/FA-22/etc.






























Silver F-117



















"Special" F-16



VC-25




















B-2


















































Thats enough for the night, im tired. Fighters tomorrow!




posted on May, 22 2013 @ 03:35 AM
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Great pics! Some beautiful pieces of craftsmanship there. Those pics of terrain... Groom Lake?




posted on May, 22 2013 @ 03:59 AM
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I have truly enjoyed these threads, seeing the aircraft and reading
your story has been fascinating, thank you very much for putting
in the time for all of us.



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 04:33 AM
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Originally posted by DaTroof
Great pics! Some beautiful pieces of craftsmanship there. Those pics of terrain... Groom Lake?



I could tell ya but I'd have to kill ya!

And no problem. I love spreading the coolness out there for all to see. Hint to any future Airman out there, become a boom operator!



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 04:37 AM
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reply to post by boomer135
 

Brilliant images. Thank you for sharing them with us, boomer135.

Absolute respect to you for serving your country.


Also, if you want to re-upload any pics that are now un-linked in your "A day in the life of a Boom Operator...RIP 8877" thread (especially all those in your OP), just contact me or another staff member and we can arrange for a mod to edit new links into your posts.

~Mike



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 04:59 AM
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It's Groom Lake and Papoose Lake in the foreground I think


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How did you manage to get that close to A51?! I'm obviously going into the wrong job


Those are some incredible pics, I love the real close one of the B2, you can almost see what the pilots have in their sandwiches!!



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 05:25 AM
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Great pics man, I always love when you break them out.

(But that's an E-4 not VC-25.
The -25 has a solid blue nose, the E-4 has a blue stripe down the side.)

Sorry, I had to do it.



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 06:53 AM
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Absolutely awesome! Gonna go and check out the Part 1 now.

Great Pics!



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 07:48 AM
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Do you need to get these approved from PR?
Hate to see ya get in hot water...
I work in FAA facilities and it's a no-no to take pics inside facilities.
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posted on May, 22 2013 @ 08:18 AM
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pics so close I can almost hear the F22 Pilots running out of oxygen. These are amazing. How long does your tanker stay airborne for?



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 09:31 AM
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Only if it's carrying anything secret, out it's a secret platform. Otherwise you can take as many as you want. Tankers even carry passengers on refueling missions sometimes.



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 09:52 AM
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Awesome pics again, What is the purpose of the vc-25 or whatever plane it is, Jamming, radar, etc... Are the B2s over missouri, looks like that kind of terrain. I know there home base is in Missouri i think
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posted on May, 22 2013 @ 09:55 AM
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Talk about an awesome job, and a HUGE amount of responsiblity, you pretty much have the ability to tell the pilots how to fly to the boom, with corrections Right?? And if they dont get it right, well they better get t right. LOL



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 10:11 AM
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Dude these pics are awesome...now what can you tell us about UFO's?


I'm laughing but I'm also being serious



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 11:58 AM
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Awesome pics again, What is the purpose of the vc-25 or whatever plane it is, Jamming, radar, etc...


The VC-25's (2 of them) are basically what you think of as "Air Force One" although that designation is really for aircraft actually carrying the President at the time.

The E-4 (Nightwatch) is just about as rare (only about 4 of them?), and is an airborne command post (during a nuclear war). Awesome to get a pic of one of these!



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 12:12 PM
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Never knew the f-22s were flying again, i thought they were grounded due to oxygen tank troubles killing a few pilots.



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 12:24 PM
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It was only one pilot in Alaska. The other incidents were hypoxia type events, but they weren't in any danger.



posted on May, 22 2013 @ 12:54 PM
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I really don't know what to type except how awesome your pics are!!

I wish I had a chance to visit America and a catch a beer and bbq with people like you and Zaph, and just listen to the conversation!! I imagine it would be very informative
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posted on May, 22 2013 @ 02:09 PM
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Your special f-16 is EW?

The pod looks like an ALQ-188 ECM variant, but slightly different than the few I've seen.
I assume it's better than the 188.

Speaking of which, got any old F-111 pics?
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posted on May, 22 2013 @ 02:16 PM
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I'm just wondering but is it ok to release close up pictures of the stealth planes?
a lot of detail in those pictures that someone with knowledge in that field can use...maybe?





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