Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

A Canberra:

The Canberra is still in use in its eighth decade.


seafury said...

Once in a while you'll see "WB-57" listed on flight aware. NASA still operates 2 IIRC.

Tod Germanica said...

I knew three long wing RB-57Fs were still working for NASA but didn't know an actual English Electric Canberra was still operational. What a fine plane it was, fast, maneuverable like a fighter and incredibly versatile. Not-invented-here is strong in the US military but was overcome to order the Canberra to be built by General Dynamics as the B-57. Lots were still in Vietnam doing good work when I was there in 1970-71.

Old NFO said...

Yes, three long wing RB-57s are still flown by NASA out of Houston. Good birds, and roomy enough to carry lots of 'equipment' to do testing with!

The Aussies have taken an interesting approach to their aviation museums, in that they DO keep the assets flying and available for airshows. RAAF Albatross has the Navy assets south of Sydney.