B-29 Super Fortress ‘Doc’ – Status Update – April 22nd, 2016

Doc entering Air Capital Flight Line's hangar for protection from the severe weather system approaching Wichita, Kansas. Doc will likely stay in the hangar through the weekend to shelter from the storms. (screen capture from Doc's Friend's latest video update)
Doc entering Air Capital Flight Line's hangar for protection from the severe weather system approaching Wichita, Kansas. Doc will likely stay in the hangar through the weekend to shelter from the storms. (screen capture from Doc's Friend's latest video update)
Doc entering Air Capital Flight Line’s hangar for protection from the severe weather system approaching Wichita, Kansas. Doc will likely stay in the hangar through the weekend to shelter from the storms. (screen capture from Doc’s Friend’s latest video update)

We have a little more news from Doc’s Friends about the restoration of B-29 Super Fortress ‘Doc’ at their base in Wichita, Kansas. They are continuing to work with the FAA on the last few items remaining on the punch list before they receive the B-29’s airworthiness certificate. The team reckons they have completed just over 90% of the checks/fixes necessary to achieve this goal, and are hoping to have the FAA inspectors return at the end of April/first week of May for the final run through. With a severe weather system approaching Wichita this weekend, Doc’s Friends has found temporary hangar space with Air Capital Flight Line to protect the aircraft and wait out the storms over the next couple of days. Work will continue of course, and we are all looking forwards to that day, sometime soon, when Doc finally feels air under her wings again. With many thanks to everyone at Doc’s Friends for providing their latest video update (see below). Those wishing to contribute towards this worthy project should click HERE or visit their online store for cool stuff HERE.

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3 Comments

  1. Great to the big bird retored to fly again!
    Remember them as a young boy — when we
    lived on Clovis Army Airfield (later Cannon Air
    Force Base) where my Dad was the civil Post
    Engineer (1942-1946). I also remember watching
    the B – 17s fly.

  2. I’ve been following the progress of this wonderful relic for a few
    years now and look forward to the day when it taxis to the end of the
    runway and is given clearance to fly in to the wild blue yonder for
    the 1st time in over 70 plus years. It will be an exciting day for
    aviation,and for those who are still with us that built this mighty
    plane. GOOD JOB,AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL INVOLVED!
    David Page.
    East Millinocket,Maine.

  3. Very fortunate to have 160 hours on these planes at Pyote AAF in 1945
    training as a CFC gunner.
    I am addicted to them Many Memories

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