Back in the seventies on occasion I would fly over Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth in my aircraft at night. It was legal and I was under positive control from ATC. It was rather eerie to look down and see all those B52s on the ground with flood lights all around them. They were loaded with nukes and ready to go in an instant.
Wow. I’ll bet. From air at night I’ll bet they looked like big, dark shapes like vultures on the ground, wings spread, with ants moving all around them!