The Story of Kansas

June 17, 2012 5:00 AM

Wichita pilot Chuck Fisher, ‘Mr. B-52,’ saved plane from crash

An experimental test pilot for 27 years at Boeing, Wichita’s Chuck Fisher became a media sensation in 1964 when he was piloting a B-52 bomber about 500 feet over mountainous terrain in southeastern Colorado and the bomber suddenly hit wind turbulence.

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