Warbird Restorations

Doc emerging from the hangar. (photo by Brett Schauf VLG LLC)

B-29 “Doc” Makes Oshkosh!

B-29 Doc will make four national tour stops through the first half of the 2017 summer tour season. Doc’s Friends, Inc., the group operating the fully restored B-29 Boeing Superfortress, announced the first half of its tour plan, which includes stops in Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Wisconsin. B-29 Doc will make the following tour stops: B-29 Doc Open House: Yingling[Read More…]

by March 21, 2017 3 comments B-29 "Doc", Warbird Restorations
The XP-82 is getting really close to completion! (photo via Tom Reilly)

XP-82 Twin Mustang – February/March 2017 – Restoration Update

WarbirdsNews has received the latest XP-82 Twin Mustang restoration update from Tom Reilly at his workshop in Douglas, Georgia. This update is a couple of weeks later than usual, as they’ve had a lot on their plate finishing up all of the small, but still-hard-to-do details. So here’s what they’ve been up to this past month and a half! Lower[Read More…]

Doc emerging from the hangar. (photo by Brett Schauf VLG LLC)

B-29 Doc Clears ‘Phase One’ of Flight Test Operations

B-29 Doc has officially completed ‘phase one’ of its flight test operations. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved a new airworthiness certificate for the historic warbird. The FAA approval means Doc’s Friends, Inc. can begin touring with the airplane with reduced flight limitations.“We’ve been working for the past several months with the Wichita FAA office, along with the FAA team[Read More…]

by March 11, 2017 0 comments B-29 "Doc", Warbirds News
B-17 “Desert Rat” Taking Shape

B-17 “Desert Rat” Taking Shape

By Austin Hancock Woods Cross, UT – The B-17E “Desert Rat” project has come a long way in recent years. Once a “mystery Boeing in a barn,” the project has since teamed up with the Vintage Aviation Museum. The VAM also holds title to an earlier B-17C model, which in addition to the “Rat,” they plan on restoring to flight[Read More…]

Collings Foundation Receives Former Tuskegee PT-19A Project

Collings Foundation Receives Former Tuskegee PT-19A Project

The Collings Foundation of Stowe, MA has received a 1944 Fairchild M-62A (PT-19A) s/n 9504AE, AAC 43-31512 requiring restoration. This particular aircraft was one of 477 built under license by the Aeronca Aircraft Corporation of Middletown, Ohio during WWII and delivered to the Army Air Corps on February 6, 1944. This particular PT-19A was assigned to the Primary Pilot Training[Read More…]