Welcome back to our channel for a discussion about the important roles that parachutes plan in bringing aircraft to a stop and bringing personnel and cargo safely to the ground. At 1:00 Boeing ended production of the B-52 when the final production B-52H model rolled out in June 1962. The Air Force has planned for a number of improvements, including new engines, new radar, and new communication systems. These major modifications would effectively re-designate the newly modified planes as B-52J models. Most Drogue chutes can be "Released" by the Aircrews. F4, F117, certain Country's F16's and F35's use Chutes Nuclear weapons such as B61 & B57 use chutes once released to let Weapons delivery platform egress. Spending a lot of time in Blytheville, Arkansas, I had the chance to speak with many pilots of the B52. Some notable things not covered here. Many of the flight crew members were 2nd generation in the B52. Meaning they were flying the "exact same plane" that their father had flown decades earlier. The B52 has a characteristic known as "wing waggle". If I attempt to explain it here, you just won't believe me. You will not believe that a plane's wing will actually do this in even the mildest turbulence. The B52 has one of, if not "the" tallest vertical stabilizer in existence. So much so that with even a mild cross-wind for landing, the plane will crab almost sideways while the gear is aiming straight ahead. It's amazing to watch. Even in the 70's and early 80's, the top of the wings had fiberglass patches on them that were amazingly pronounced. It looked like the work was done at PEP BOYS, but they still flew well.