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February 01, 2017USAF Supports Gender Diversity with Massive B-52 Bomber

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress and Crew from 307th Bomber Wing hoping to attract diverse talent at World’s Largest Aviation, Aerospace, Marine & Defence Diversity Event

The world’s longest serving and most versatile combat aircraft in military history will be available for participants to explore at The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too! free outreach event at the Abbotsford International Airport on March 11-12, 2017.

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 entered active service with the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1955 and is scheduled to continue as part of the USAF inventory through 2040. Out of 744 aircraft built, 76 remain in service.

The B-52 has a massive, 185-foot wingspan, weighs about 185,000 pounds and an ability to reach high sub-sonic speeds and altitudes of 50,000 feet.