Noise alert!

Photo by Stephen Russo

Photo by Stephen Russo

On Monday, Feb. 4, Long Beach Airport’s Facebook page posted the following message: “Noise Alert! The B1 Lancer is taking off from LGB today. ETA between 10:30am and 11am.” Local photographer Stephen Russo snapped the above image from his home on Del Mar Avenue in Los Cerritos.
The four-engine variable-sweep wing strategic bomber is used by the Air Force and was devised in the 1960s as a supersonic bomber with Mach 2 speed with sufficient range and payload to replace the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. It was later developed into the B-1B– primarily a low-level penetrator with long range and Mach 1.25 speed capability at high altitudes.

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