Bob and I spent a lovely hour yesterday afternoon sitting in the shade in front of our home, watching birds and waiting for the B-1 Bomber to take to the skies from nearby Long Beach Airport. Bob had his camera at the ready.
It was easy to tell when the jet began its take-off roll.
It was LOUD.
Soon the war bird rose siftly over the trees:
It made a graceful arc over our back yard:
...and flew off into the wild blue yonder:
See the KCAL 9 video here.
It was a rare sight indeed.
What a pleasant way to spend an afternoon!