The first B-52 to be restored and take flight from the Davis-Monthan Boneyard left Friday morning for Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.

The plane left at about 10 a.m. and landed at Barksdale at 4 p.m. in perfect condition.

The B-52H “Stratofortress” will receive continued maintenance and upgrade modifications at Barksdale to make sure it’s up to par with the rest of the fleet.

At Barksdale, maintenance crews will continue working on the B-52 and will install upgrade modifications to ensure configuration with the rest of the fleet.

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