First on-the-ground display of massive Boeing bomber at AirVenture

The majestic B-52 Stratofortress bomber, the backbone of the U.S. Air Force bomber fleet, will dominate the main showcase ramp in Oshkosh this year. (Photo credit: U.S. Air Force 307th Bomb Wing Public Affairs)

March 26, 2015 – The Boeing B-52H Stratofortress bomber, which for more than 50 years has been the backbone of the U.S. Air Force bomber fleet, will be a prime attraction at this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in. It marks the first time a B-52 will be on ground display during the event, although similar aircraft have done fly-bys at Oshkosh on several occasions…

The B-52 is marking its 60th anniversary of active military service this year, as it first flew in 1954 and entered military service in 1955. It has received regular upgrades to modernize its flight equipment and capabilities, with the B-52H models still active through its assignments at Air Force bases in Barksdale as well as Minot, North Dakota…

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Massive B-52 to Land in Oshkosh