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Team Minot's aircraft maintainers keep B-52s flying high

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  • By Airman 1st Class Kyle Wilson
  • 5th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, takes off from the runway at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Feb. 28, 2024. Each of the B-52’s eight engines is capable of producing up to 17,000 pounds of thrust; allowing it to fly at high subsonic speeds at altitudes of up to 50,000 feet, while carrying a payload of up to 70,000 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Wilson)