Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber parked at Pinecastle Air Force Base, Florida. Col. Michael N W McCoy and co-pilot Lt. Col. L E Gaskins enters cockpit through nose door. RATO (Rocket assisted take off) bottles on flight line at Pinecastle Air Force Base, Florida. Strategic Air Command emblem on side of Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber. The aircraft takes off from runway. Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber rolls down the runways and deploys drag parachute.
Pilot Col. Michael N W McCoy and co-pilot Lt. Col. L E Gaskins enters cockpit of Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber parked at Pinecastle Air Force Base, Florida. Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber with nineteen assist take off rockets firing, takes off from the runway at Pinecastle Air Force Base, Florida.
Children and civilians inspect open clamshell door of Douglas C-124 Globemaster II nicknamed 'Old Shakey' at Pinecastle Air Force Base, Florida. Airmen in 'Class A' summer uniforms. Row of parked Boeing B-47 Stratojet bombers with an auxiliary power unit at nose of each aircraft. Children donning pilot's helmet. Civilians and children enter and leave clamshell door of Douglas C-124 Globemaster II. Civilians inspect interior of the aircraft.
Col. Michael N W McCoy and co-pilot Lt. Col. L E Gaskins inspect the rocket assisted take off bottles on Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber. They climb up a ladder to the cockpit. Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber with assist takes off rockets firing. It takes off from the runway at Pinecastle Air Force Base, Florida.
The Aerospace Defense Command and Strategic Air Command exams in Florida, United States. Planes stationed at the Tyndall Air Force Base. The Aerospace Defense Command (ADC) teams in William Tell II competition at the Tyndall Air Force Base. The Martin B-26 Marauder takes off. Teams in U.S. Air Force Lockheed F-104 Starfighter and Convair F-102 Delta Dagger fire missiles and rockets at Q-2A targets. View of the Strategic Air Command (SAC) bombing. The various squadrons being awarded for their performances. The U.S. Air Force B-47 Stratojet and B-52 Stratofortress stationed at the McCoy Air Force Base. The planes take off. Navigation and refueling competition with B-47 Stratojet and B-52 Stratofortress crews from McCoy Air Force Base. Pilots in the aircraft. Aircraft in flight. The U.S. Air Force KC-47 aircraft and the KC-135 Stratotanker crews from Homestead Air Force Base. Aerial view of the KC-135 Stratotanker inject refueling the KC-47 aircraft. Insignia of the Strategic Air Command wing. View of the trophy. Commander Thomas F. Hall gives the trophy to the winner, Commander of the 307th Bomb wing. Members of the squadrons receive the trophies.
U.S. Air Force (Strategic Air Command) B-52 bombers land back in the U.S. after 6 months deployment in Southeast Asia. United States 306th Bomb Wing planes and crews return back to McCoy Air Force Base in Florida, and those of the 91st Bomb Wing return to Glasgow Air Force Base, in Montana. Both units had been operating out of Andersen Air Force Base, in Guam. The commander of 306th, Colonel Earl L. Johnson steps from the last B-52 to return to McCoy AFB. He meets his daughter and wife. Men take pictures in the background. Officers stand in the a group. He shakes hand with local officials. Crewmen with their luggage. A KC-135 Stratotanker taxis as it brings home ground crews and other support personnel. Relatives of the crewmen wait to meet them. They get off the plane. A banner reads '306th Bomb Wing Reception Center Happy Day'. The airmen enter a hangar and go through customs. The airmen meet their relatives. The scene changes from Florida, to Montana, where the final U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress of 91st Bomb wing arrives at Glasgow Air Force Base. "McNamara's Band," playing kazoos, pot, and other contrived instruments, greets the arrivals. Colonel George Phieffer Jr., Commander of 91st bomb Wing greets his wife and others. Ground crews and other support personnel also meet their families.