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B-1 Bomber Pilot Prep & Takeoff * Inside The Bone

B-1 Pilots and Crew Members gear up, perform pre-flight checks with various footage of the cockpit and instrument panels – then they taxi and takeoff at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas. The official designation of this long-range supersonic bomber is B-1 Lancer, but it has a nickname … “The Bone” which is a derivative name coming from B-One. U.S. Air Force Nuclear Weapons Delivery System.