WHEN YOU THINK YOUR THE MASTER YOU FIND OUT THE HARD WAY WHO IS REALLY IN CONTROL.
on 2005-Jun-23 16:46:29 Anonymous coward said
Rob James Townsend
Seen the footage of this accident before.. very sad day and he should have been grounded months ago..
on 2005-Aug-20 17:40:15 Anonymous coward said
The event could have been prevented had Bud´s supperiors done their job !
on 2005-Nov-19 00:31:20 Anonymous coward said
This guy lost his fear of the aircraft, that's what killed him.
on 2006-Jan-04 17:21:17 Anonymous coward said
I think this pilots poped his rod. Fist pumping action is all that awaits....
on 2006-Feb-24 00:01:05 Anonymous coward said
The caption is wrong. This occurred after the airshow. He requested a 360 around the tower, and never was approved. He did it anyway.
on 2006-Feb-24 16:22:52 Anonymous coward said
No, you're worng it was at airshow practice. Read the report.
on 2006-Nov-06 17:18:28 Anonymous coward said
0058 crew chief
I was station at FAFB for four years each year the airshow was just about the same, It ROCKED and WOW'd the crowd thats why nothing was said.
on 2006-Nov-06 17:20:41 Anonymous coward said
0058 crew chief
I was on the flightline that day and watch four good men die. I knew all of them. I flew with Holland and Houston. Mark, was my comander of the 325th. and Help a few of us wash the buff in the museum park just a week earlier.
on 2006-Nov-06 17:23:35 Anonymous coward said
0058 crew chief
Mark was a great guy. The VC I did not know for he had just got to Fairchild a few months prior to this. For the record All of these guys Proudly served this country with all thier hearts. I salute them along with all who severe our country.
on 2006-Nov-06 17:26:45 Anonymous coward said
0058 crew chief
Bud was a great pilot no matter what happend. Those who knew and flew with him knows that and those who can sit and play the blame game I'm sure would want him in the pilot seat if they was in HOSTLE AIR.
on 2006-Nov-10 23:37:58 Anonymous coward said
Study of Mr. Holland
Mr. Holland should be remebered as a murderer. He had no reguard for his life or that of his crew. Those who did not ground him have blood on there hands.
on 2007-Mar-08 01:21:01 Anonymous coward said
the plane had engine failure on the left side and was gonna crash. the two guys in the back of the plane eject downward, they couldnt eject that low unless the plane was at 90 degrees of bank. Holland was trying to save those two guys down below. they just didnt have enough time.
on 2007-Mar-28 16:41:35 Anonymous coward said
Killer Bud Holland
Ibpilot = fool or a liar. There was no left engine failure! He killed 3 officers plus himself by being a hot-dog. Do you bother to read accounts of the incident? You don't wipe out 4 Lt. Cols without generating quite a lot of investigations.
on 2007-Mar-28 16:42:02 Anonymous coward said
Killer Bud Holland
Hot Stick Cowboy Pilot | B-52 Crash, Lt Col Holland, Jun 24, 1994
Darker Shades of Blue: Case Study of Failed Leadership | by Maj Tony Kern, USAF
on 2007-Mar-28 16:42:38 Anonymous coward said
Killer Bud Holland
** COMPLETE video of fly-by, wing-around and crash (1:23) **
Wikipedia > Bud Holland
on 2007-Jul-02 10:09:28 Anonymous coward said
This is the culmination of a failure of leadership at multiple levels. Bud Holland should've been grounded and drummed out of the Air Force. Instead, leadership looked the other way. He finally went too far and took three people with him when he crashed and burned.
on 2007-Jul-23 02:59:49 Anonymous coward said
I can hear Lt Col Bud Holland saying,
"Tech order, shmeck order!
Physics, scmi... Oh-ooh!"
on 2007-Jul-23 03:00:33 Anonymous coward said
Tech orders and regulations may have margins of error built into them. The laws of nature do not! You cannot violate the laws of nature. Attempts to do so may be punishable by death!
on 2007-Aug-24 18:37:41 Anonymous coward said
I like B-52 Bomber.
on 2007-Sep-21 06:33:57 Anonymous coward said
Human error? Certainly. Pilot error? Is it fair to blame the dead? All that is done is done. A sad loss of life in any case. Better to prevent the possible, than complain about the past. They lost their lives, YOU should enjoy every day of yours.
on 2008-Jan-03 00:31:53 Anonymous coward said
very interesting read although sad when professionals die
on 2008-Jan-04 12:15:54 Anonymous coward said
don't even say he was a good pilot.
a good pilot is a living one.
on 2008-Jan-25 14:06:14 Anonymous coward said
I find it amazing that here we are, almost 14 years after this tragic incident, and people are still discussing it like it happened yesterday.
on 2008-Feb-25 05:32:27 Anonymous coward said
I was on the highway running next to the base and watched this accident develope. The pictures tell it all if you look at the ailerons on both wings you'll see that the AC was trying, he was just too low and too slow. He just pushed it a bit too far....no one knows more than he.
on 2008-Mar-01 01:15:22 Anonymous coward said
Bud Holland was a total idiot and cost 3 additional men their lives while their families watched. He had been known for pulling stunts like this before.
on 2008-May-09 19:08:39 Anonymous coward said
THERE ARE OLD PILOTS AND THERE ARE BOLD PILOTS,BUT THERE ARE NO OLD BOLD PILOTS.
on 2008-May-18 17:58:23 Anonymous coward said
The actions of this tragic accident is to only be blamed on the inferior commanders( Col. Weinman, Col.Julich,Col. Capotosti,etc;) who took no actions to ground Lt. Holland.
on 2008-May-19 20:20:10 Anonymous coward said
but he thoght he could do dit
on 2008-Jul-21 13:40:24 Anonymous coward said
I was the 3rd closest witness to this crash besides the 2 SP's in the Blazer. I can still hear the scream of those engines and being able to see from wing tip to wing tip. Crazy to think that this was practice for his retirement flight.
on 2008-Jul-30 15:12:23 Anonymous coward said
Former russian bomber Captain
Holland should be remebered as a murderer. He had no reguard for his life or that of his crew. Those who did not ground him have blood on there hands.
In the former Soviet Union Air Force only one small violation of the rulles and the pilot was grounded forever.
on 2009-Mar-15 17:54:39 Anonymous coward said
Flew with Bud numerous times at 1CEVG. I would fly to hell and back with Bud.
on 2009-Jun-12 19:43:38 Anonymous coward said
Bud Holland is a murderer. That he didn't kill more people is a miracle. I served with stupid arrogant men like this and have mesothelioma because of them. I hope that they some day will join Bud in hell for a good old "hot wash-up" at Satan's O-Club.
on 2009-Oct-08 13:58:03 Anonymous coward said
He did fly to Hell, but he didn't come back.
on 2010-Feb-07 17:03:46 Anonymous coward said
A total asshole with no respect for anything or anyone
on 2010-Apr-17 17:39:34 Anonymous coward said
I had several friends who were pilots stationed @ FAFB when this went down. Bud practiced for a month, everyone knew what he was up to. He'd been ordered to do it, and he gave it his all.
on 2010-Sep-07 20:03:35 Anonymous coward said
Well, Bud's a poster child for what not to do in a cockpit now. Fitting tribute I guess. The other three were riders on a hell-bound train. What a waste of fine Americans. To all the Buds of the world...you're never as good as you like to think you are.
on 2010-Sep-30 14:01:10 Anonymous coward said
To quote the navy/cdr, 12 jun. I also flew with Bud numerous times and on numrous route surveys. "I would flu to hel and back with Bud"!
on 2010-Nov-29 06:12:29 johnny rommel said
Major Kong was fryin' chickens in the barnyard well before these whippersnappers were piloting tricycles around momma's living room!
on 2012-Jun-20 16:16:41 "Kanga" said
There used to be a pic of "Bud" Holland online but it seems to have disappeared over the last couple years. It was the standard "official" type photo included with officer bios. Every flying squadron should have his photo prominently displayed beneath the words "Don't Be An Idiot" as a reminder for pilots to keep their egos in check.
on 2012-Aug-28 15:02:28 tio said
There's a very fine line that separates self confidence from arrogance and sadly Bud Holland lost sight of it. I was assigned to the same flying squadron with him and I knew beyond any doubt that he would eventually auger himself into the ground. It's just too bad and sad that he had to take others along with him.