|[simpits-tech] B-52 50th anniversary [message #2941]
||Sun, 17 June 2012 21:14
| Justin Messenger
Registered: January 2009
I dont remember if I forwarded the info here. This saturday we are having a B-52 flyover at the Kansas Aviation Museum in honor of the 50th anniversary of the last B-52 produced in Wichita. More activites are as follows,|
The KansasAviationMuseum's B-52 Stratofortress 50th Anniversary Celebration
JUNE 22-24 2012
The world’s newest B-52 turns 50!
On June 22, 1962– 50 years ago - the final Boeing B-52 Stratofortress rolled of the assembly line at Boeing Wichita, marking a significant chapter in Wichita’s aircraft manufacturing history. Celebrate with us!
Event activities and exhibits.
* B-52 SIGNATURE LEGACY EXHIBIT.
This real B-52 cockpit is configured to represent Wichita’s last manufactured B-52. We invite all former and present Boeing B-52 production crew, Boeing support crew, Air Force pilots, and Air Force ground crew to autograph the legacy panel on the sides of the cockpit.
The cockpit is also a functional simulator, making it the world’s only operational publicly accessible B-52 simulator. Fly a simulated takeoff from McConnell AFB. Advance reservations for simulator time required at 316-683-9242
* VIETNAM B-52 COCKPIT RESTORATION UNVEILING
For three days only, stairs will be positioned to allow museum visitors to see inside the museum’s huge B-52D Stratofortress.
* B-52 HISTORY EXHIBIT
See B-52 artifacts on temporary exhibit inside the museum and discover Wichita’s remarkable B-52 manufacturing history.
* THE KANSAS AVIATION MUSEUM’S BOEING ROOM
View artifacts from the Boeing B-52 radar testing range that previously operated on what is now the museum’s west property grounds.
* CONTROL TOWER
Visit the museum’s historic control tower for a bird’s eye view of the buildings at Boeing and Spirit where the B-52’s were manufactured.
* JUNE 23rd GLOBAL STIKE COMMAND COMMERATIVE FLY-BY
Watch an Air Force B-52H fly over McConnell AFB in honor of the home where all B-52H's made their first flights.
South George Washington Blvd., Wichita, KS67210
Admission prices: Adults - $8.00, Seniors 65+ - $7.00, Children 4-12 - $6.00, 3 and under complimentary.
All admission prices per person + tax.
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