Aviation Photo #0252881: Rockwell B-1B Lancer - USA - Air Force


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Gregg Stansbery
    USA - Air Force
    Rockwell B-1B Lancer
    Rockwell B-1 Lancer
    Rockwell B-1 Lancer
    Rockwell
    24
    85-0064
    Pensacola
    Florida
    USA
    July 12, 2002
  • 1K

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July 17, 2002
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A USAF B1B makes a high speed pass very near the sound barrier at the Pensacola Beach airshow. From the 127th BS/184th BW, Kansas ANG
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Comments (104)

Anonymous
11 years ago
What an amazing picture! the subject is just great!
Anonymous
11 years ago
The perfect vapor 'halo'
Anonymous
11 years ago
More than word can say
Anonymous
11 years ago
I screwed up----this is a ten star shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
1st class picture--outstanding stop action
Anonymous
11 years ago
Caught such detail at high speed!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I love this picture
Anonymous
11 years ago
Now this is amazing!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Stunning image
Anonymous
11 years ago
It looks like the B-1 intercepted an OVNI
Anonymous
11 years ago
The sound barrier effect is always amazing. And not easy to take to because of the high speed. Well taken.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thats an awsome pic
Anonymous
10 years ago
That is a bloody nice pic.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great Shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
What sort of pressure impact on the airframe? does the vapour form at the lower pressure area's? Wow tis is one stunning picture...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Showing how the water vapor is visible in the vacuum portion of the sonic boom is just plain amazing. I fly, and one thing that has always bothered me is that I cannot see the majority of the action of the air. Clouds tell the tale. This bird even sports a Mach-one misty Mohawk!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful----a one billion dollar aircraft crashing through "the wall"
Anonymous
10 years ago
Timing is truly everything!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sound barrier is so particular !
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a truly amazing photograph! PERFECT timing! Amazing of how jets can break through the sound barrier!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Extremely, unique.
Anonymous
10 years ago
They shouldn't call it a "barrier", because it's not anymore! Cool shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very beautiful effect and very good shot of this photographer !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice picture. Only one cloud @ the sky would be picked up by an aircraft. Pretty nice I think.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot, great job
Anonymous
10 years ago
Especially great shot because it caught the moment of transition to Mach 1 -- breaking the sound barrier.
Anonymous
10 years ago
BEAUTIFULL!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That photo is great.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb detail - four distinct low-pressure areas producing the "halo effect". Canopy, inlet cowls plus the main zone. One thing to bear in mind is that the effect needn't be when the aircraft is "breaking the sound barrier" as it can be produced near the speed of sound, should conditions allow. Stunning shot, though, congratulations...!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That's spectacular to see and not only hear the sound barrier
Anonymous
10 years ago
AWESOME!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW -CANT BELIEVE...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great photo! How was that picture taken?
Anonymous
10 years ago
The shot is great because of the moment the photo was taken, the clarity, composition and exposure all contribute to make this an awesome photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome....at the moment Mach 1 was reached!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool pic of a beautiful plane doing an incredible thing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sound wave is superb!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It is so marvellous because of the atmospheric phenomena around the wings and tail of the aircraft!!! Never saw something like it before.
Pablo
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is a crazy photo.
I loved it.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I was there at the beach to witness this pass during the Blues Beach show..simply outstanding!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Catching a vapor cone is one in a millon - takes a lot of skill and more than a little luck!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Spectacular !!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice picture because i`ve never senn such a photo before. its not that usual "air-show photo"
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's beauty, and combination of something that seems visually impossible.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Outstanding foto!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is and awesome photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Alwsome!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The brilliant blue sky and the perfect timing of the shot let's you focus without distraction on the purpose of the picture: going supersonic...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Its mind blowing.. who caught this one in his camera
Anonymous
10 years ago
Well it's going faster than sound so it has to be cool.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic
Anonymous
10 years ago
What? Yea!!!!!! what? Yea!!!!!!! what? Yeaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unique
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is one of the best pictures I've seen..
Anonymous
10 years ago
Ah yes, the mighty B-1B Lancer. Wickedly fast bomber showing it's stuff. Looks like the 127thBS/184thBW boys are at it again. Amazing bird!!! Amazing photography!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
One of the most beautilful photos of an aircraft I have seen.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Is that the speed of sound,
Anonymous
10 years ago
Once in a lifetime event.
Anonymous
10 years ago
This picture is so cool. it's almost like something heavenly is protecting it.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Men, that's AMAZING!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
That's lucky luke!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Could not have been framed or captured any better!!! One of the best shots ever!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing .... I can see now what's behind the word
Mach 1 !!
Anonymous
9 years ago
A pic full of ACTION;cool,cool,cool!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Ghostly--like appearing from a time warp!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Breaking the sound barrier!!!!!!!!!
The huge halo is condensation of water vapour due to lower pressure in that areas
Great PIC!!!A very rear one!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great shot. Brings to light the visual effects when a aircraft breaks the sound barrier.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Seeing a man made object piercing the natureal phenomena of the sound bsrrier
Anonymous
9 years ago
Always love seeing another expansion wave, and on a B-1B it's even better!
Anonymous
9 years ago
I find the detail fascinating that shows the relatively small amount of condensation near the cockpit compared to the much larger :halo" of condensation farther back. I don't really understand the physics, but this photo's very revealing and potentially instructive.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Woahhhh thats awesome maaan!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The vortex around the plane makes it splendid, plus the plane itself displays a very confident personality.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Ballerina:)
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excellent timing,color saturation is superb.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I would say that the Mach 1.2 B-1B in this photo
is definatly breaking the sound barrier!,in very
humid conditions,Robbins,Georgia possibly.
Anonymous
8 years ago
I just like it!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Its amazing it's like there's somthing there to break through besides sound.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Fabulous
Anonymous
8 years ago
Circular halo cloud as goes supersonic, during low fly-by pass.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Absolutely amazing
Anonymous
8 years ago
Invisible wall of water
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great picture - thanks.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Wow , Just BEAUTIFUL, AWSOME, Nice time for taking the picture , SUPER SONIC :P GRT.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Love this one ! 5/5
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow amazing aircraft, amazing picture
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very good detail Gregg.
Anonymous
7 years ago
This plane looks like it's wearing a tutu! I love it!
Anonymous
7 years ago
I've got a thing for the B-1B Lancer.
Anonymous
6 years ago
2 girls at the same time or a flight in a B1....tough call.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice picture!!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Technical quality of photo combined with unusual (less so these days, but still) subject matter. All in all an esthetically pleasing photo.
Anonymous
6 years ago
Excellent shot! Must be doing about Mach .98 or so. When the aircraft is at Mach 1, the barrier is at the very aft tip of the plane, above Mach 1 it "trails" behind it. Great shot though!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Kool plane
Anonymous
6 years ago
Only, this One-and-Only Beauty, can do this, to this day! So expertly, built by Americas's Rockwell employee's! Keep Her flying!... You just never know, we might just, God Forbid, have to threaten someone with her awesome, strategic might.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Lancer is one of the most bomber ....
and nice picture
Anonymous
5 years ago
This picture is the embodiment of the B-1B, captured in all her glory. Grace and absolute power wrapped into one. I get goosebumps EVERY time I'm lucky enough to see her fly.....
Anonymous
5 years ago
Ready for wedding :)
Anonymous
4 years ago
I had the pleasure of being assigned to work on B-1B's while I was in the Air Force. There's nothing like watching these birds take off in full afterburner and pull straight up and away. As you look at this photo imagine it flying just above tree level at mach speed. This was it's intended ingress mode.
Anonymous
4 years ago
As an Air Force veteran I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the aircraft of the USAF. Being a Fuels Specialist I filled all the aircraft assigned. I was lucky enough to see these condensation effects on the flight line up close and personal . It is an awesome visual!
Anonymous
3 years ago
B1 - B and pass the sound wall. very exciting.