Boe­ing B-52 Strato­fortress

Flight Journal - - GALLERY -

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.

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