The B1-B Lancer, an amazing looking aircraft serving an unique role in our Air Force. First flight in ’74, introduction in ’86, it’s first air combat was in Operation Desert Fox in ’98. Finding a role today for this subsonic bomber has been a challenge. Having a father-in law involved in its development, I’ve always had a thing for this aircraft.
I’ve had two opportunities to work with the B1-B, red flag at Nellis and at Ellesmere AFB. Neither have disappointed. On the ground the lines of this plane are sleek, once in the sky though it screams! Watching takeoff is amuzing though when you here the roar of the engines and there is no movement. Then, slowly it goes and then it blast off. This is an aircraft if you have the opportunity to see, you must!