Join current and former MLB superstars Adam LaRoche, Ryan Langerhans, Tombo Martin, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean as they team up with 'Boss Hogg' Willie Robertson in Buck Commander. From batting practice to bow practice and outfield to in-the-field, every episode highlights the camaraderie, comedy and corporate antics of the six co-owners of the Buck Commander company. For these six friends, the end of baseball season is only the beginning. Buck Commander is as much about personality, brotherhood and humor as it is about amazing monster whitetail hunting. Outdoor Channel viewers will flock to see the wild antics, pranks and spur-of-the-moment events of this Buck Commander group. Hunting enthusiasts and sports fans will get an inside look at the on-and-off field lives of these beloved sports figures.
It's a fascinating hybrid between compelling reality character-driven television and heart-pumping hunting action. Buck Commander covers this unique group of guys as they interact throughout the year -- Spring Training, batting practice between hunts, playing wiffle ball and golf, ball games, poker, and hunting contests within the group. Emotions flare as egos and personalities clash. The series will also highlight the behind-the-scenes of the making of the Buck Commander DVDs.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Buck Commander - Operation Black Buck - Netflix
During the 1982 Falklands War, Operations Black Buck 1 to Black Buck 7 were a series of seven extremely long-range ground attack missions by Royal Air Force (RAF) Vulcan bombers of the RAF Waddington Wing, comprising aircraft from Nos 44, 50 and 101 Squadrons against Argentine positions in the Falkland Islands, of which five missions completed attacks. The objectives of all missions were to attack Port Stanley Airport and its associated defences. The raids, at almost 6,600 nautical miles (12,200 km) and 16 hours for the return journey, were the longest-ranged bombing raids in history at that time. The Operation Black Buck raids were staged from RAF Ascension Island, close to the Equator. The Vulcan lacked the range to fly to the Falklands without refuelling several times, as it had been designed for medium-range missions in Europe. The RAF's tanker planes were mostly converted Handley Page Victor bombers with similar range, so they too had to be refuelled in the air. A total of eleven tankers were required for two Vulcans (one primary and one reserve), a daunting logistical effort as all aircraft had to use the same runway. The Vulcans carried either twenty-one 1,000-pound (450 kg) bombs internally or two or four Shrike anti-radar missiles externally. Of the five Black Buck raids flown to completion, three were against Stanley Airfield's runway and operational facilities, while the other two were anti-radar missions using Shrike missiles against a Westinghouse AN/TPS-43 long-range 3D radar in the Port Stanley area. Shrikes hit two of the less valuable and rapidly replaced secondary fire control radars, causing some casualties among the Argentine crews. One Vulcan was nearly lost when it was forced to land in Brazil. The raids did minimal damage to the runway and damage to radars was quickly repaired. A single crater was produced on the runway, rendering it impossible for the airfield to be used by fast jets. Argentine ground crew repaired the runway within twenty-four hours, to a level of quality suitable for C-130 Hercules transports. The British were aware that the runway remained in use. Dismissed in some quarters as post-war propaganda, Argentine sources originally claimed that the Vulcan raids influenced Argentina to withdraw some of their Dassault Mirage III fighter aircraft from the Southern Argentina Defence Zone to the Buenos Aires Defence Zone. This dissuasive effect was watered down when British officials made clear that there would be no strikes on air bases in Argentina. It has been suggested that the Black Buck raids were pressed home by the Royal Air Force because the British armed forces had been cut in the late seventies and the RAF may have desired a greater role in the conflict to prevent further cuts.
Buck Commander - Black Buck Three - Netflix
This mission, scheduled for 14 May, was scrubbed before take-off due to strong headwinds. Vulcans XM607 and XM612 were respectively designated the primary and reserve aircraft.
Buck Commander - References - Netflix