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Looks like the great grand children of the original B52 crews will get to fly the same air planes their great grand fathers flew. It's interesting that the Air Force wants to keep these old birds while dumping more resent aircraft they think are obsolete, A10, F15, and F16 come to mind.
 

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Back when I was packing drag chutes for B52's and other aircraft at Biggs AFB in El Paso (1962 to 1965), it always amazed me how an airplane that sat wrinkled and dripping on the ramp could lumber into the air and everything would smooth out nicely. Damn 200 pound drag chutes were a pain... We never dreamed they would last this long.
 
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