Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Col. William “Bill” J. Moran Jr., USAF, Retired
The instruments were easy to read.
The biggest problem I had was getting my hand around the eight throttles. I don’t have the biggest hand in the world, so I would lay my palm sideways to get all eight throttles moving together. Once you had the throttles up to where you wanted them, you would adjust using the fourth and fifth engines. During air-to-air refueling, the four and five engines were all you needed.