2001, 2-4. Werlich also states in the Basic Reporting Data that Partin was
“SITTING IN THE RIGHT SEAT” (7). In fact, Partin was piloting the B-52 from the
left seat, and it would be highly unusual if not prohibitive for him to unstrap
and change seats with the co-pilot — particularly while piloting the B-52 at low
altitude. He reiterates this memory later in the interview: “Thinking back, I
could have unstrapped and raised up and looked over the right side, but it
seems like I was sitting on the right in the co-pilot’s seat” (4).