Happy Friday, FighterSweep Fans! In order for you to have a spectacular weekend, you need the proper sendoff. From our perspective, no Friday would be complete without the sky tearing open and your guts rattling around inside your body in the presence of the ever-glorious homage to Freedom’s Thunder!
If there were ever an apt description of the term “Freedom’s Thunder,” this is most assuredly it. Here is a Rockwell (Boeing) B-1B Lancer from the 34th Bomb Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.
This jet, crewed by a couple good friends of ours, was raging through the show container at the inaugural Fort Lauderdale Airshow in 2012. As you know, we just cannot get enough of this jet, and here she is in all her glory: wings completely swept to sixty-seven degrees, all four General Electric F-101 motors blazing in max AB, and the airplane leaning hard against the Mach.
It was absolutely glorious to behold, and one of my favorite airshow memories to date! Enjoy your weekend, FighterSweep Fans!
BAD…To the Bone!