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B-29 "Doc" Takes Flight


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Now there are two of them back in flying condition. Not bad for an aircraft that was left in the desert to rot. I can't imagine the effort it takes to put one of these back in the air.

 

There are a number articles out there on this one, but this one has some nice still shots. It includes one of a "Rosie the Riviter" who worked on the plane when it was originally built!

 

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2016/july/18/doc-takes-flight-at-last?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social%20Media&utm_content=doc-takes-flight-at-last&utm_campaign=News%20Article

 

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Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

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I meant to go watch it take off, but unfortunately had some other stuff going on. Hopefully I'll have many more chances in the future to see it soaring through the skies.

 

Here's some shots I took of her about 10 years ago at a Wichita airshow, even before they got the wings back on the fuselage. I'll have to dig around and see if I can scan in a few more:

 

 

 

 

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