When Secret Mystery Planes Landed At The Air Bases Where I Was Stationed
It may sound like fiction, but on rare occasions, ordinary air bases have extraordinary mystery visitors. It happened to me, twice
Click Like to Follow Fliegerfaust Facebook page to get the News ASAP / Share to share this post now.
March 26, 2020 - by STEPHEN WALKER for thedrive.com
In the 2004 and 2005 time frame, the Global War On Terrorism was in full swing with a high ops tempo. The United States Air Force's Air Combat Command made a routine out of keeping a bomber rotation at Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean and that's how the author found his way there. B-1s, B-52s, and the occasional B-2 regularly made deployments there to stage for combat missions over Afghanistan.
Actually a United States Naval Support Facility with a deep water port and runway capable of receiving the Space Shuttle, Diego Garcia is a part of the British Indian Ocean Territories comprising the greater Chagos Archipelago. Its extreme isolation has made it a hotbed for unsubstantiated accusations of classified and even nefarious activity.
During one week in 2005, we were advised that the Navy was conducting sensitive operations out of...
- Cruise Ships Gathering And Holding At Sea - FliegerFaust ›
- Pratt & Whitney Canada's Mirabel, Quebec Aerospace Centre is a ... ›
- Bombardier: "We lose $ 2 million for every (CRJ) plane we sell. It's ... ›
- F-35: ONE Engine is Safer than TWO!?? - Says Pratt & Whitney ... ›