DIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1891 posts, RR: 4 Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7701 times:
long range bombers like the B-52 or the TU-95 have to stay airborne for hours on end. So I wonder what sort of crew rest facilities they have on board. Are these aircraft equipped with galleys or kitchens with provisions for hot meals and drinks or does the crew have to rely on packed stuff? Are they also equipped with beds and toilets?
Never argue with idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience.
Fsnuffer From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 7595 times:
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 2): The B-52 has a crew rest bunk, a galley to heat a meal, and a honey bucket. All the comforts of home.....
And the rule for the Honey Bucket is the first one to use it has to empty it after the flight. As a result, for the first eight hours everyone holds it and after the first guy breaks down and uses it, the rest of the crew queues up for their turn.
Zkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 5123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6712 times:
One day a USAF bomber was flying along across the Atlantic on a long flight when alongside came a fighter who was also crossing the Atlantic on a long flight... the fighter pilot said: "watch this", pulled infront did a roll and several other manoeuvers.... "what can you do? beat that" he said...
the Bomber pilot radioed back "ok, watch this"....
several minutes passed and the bomber just carried on on its course... finally the bomber pilot comes back on the radio and says: "there.. what do you think of that?"
the fighter pilot replies: "huh? what did you do? You didn't do anything!"
the bomber pilot calmly radios back: "oh I just went back got my newspaper and took a dump on the toilet then made myself a cup of coffee... beat that"