8. B-52 Flight Track: First Traffic Pattern (from Werlich's Overlay Map)

Following a low and missed approach to the runway, RAPCON provided vectors for the B-52 to complete a standard traffic pattern. This circuit required a total flight time of 13:51 minutes. At 4:13, RAPCON queried whether the pilots were “observing any more UFOs,” to which Runyon responded “Negative on radar, we can’t see anything visually” (Transcription, 0921). Though the pilots had intended to land, on final approach they requested a second go-around of the traffic pattern with a terminal landing at 4:40 (0906-0921).