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    Another story, relating to the B-36 story above...

    A friend of mine was a BUFF (B-52) pilot as well as a glider pilot.  He went back home from Colorado one time with his family, including his little boy who was about 7 at the time.  Their last leg was in a 737, and as they were getting off the plane, the pilot was greeting people.  He saw my friend's son, and asked if he wanted to see the cockpit.  Of course the answer was "Yes!", and he was soon ensconced in the pilot seat, where he got to play with the yoke and levers.

    He soon reached over to the throttle stack and looked up, saying "Daddy's airplane has lots more throttles".  Poor papa was very embarrassed...

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