B-29 “Doc”

B-29 Doc Exceeds Kickstarter Goal

B-29 Doc Exceeds Kickstarter Goal

Following a successful 30-day Kickstarter campaign, “Doc,” the historic warbird soon to become the world’s second operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress, has secured the additional funding the restoration team needs to support the WWII-era bomber’s flight-testing phase. Doc’s Friends, the aircraft’s non-profit support group, concluded their campaign with 1,007 backers pledging a total of US$159,151, significantly exceeding their original goal of US$137,500.[Read More...]

by October 30, 2015 1 comment B-29 "Doc", Warbird Restorations
Doc’s Friends Launches Kickstarter Campaign in Final Push for B-29

Doc’s Friends Launches Kickstarter Campaign in Final Push for B-29

Doc’s Friends, the non-profit group sponsoring the airworthy restoration of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress known as Doc begins a 30 day Kickstarter Campaign today in order to raise additional capital to help support the aircraft’s final push to flight. After a mammoth effort spanning two decades, the aircraft is so close to her maiden, post-restoration flight, having run her engines[Read More...]

Doc Engine Start Live Webcast

Doc Engine Start Live Webcast

Doc’s Friends Media Team is  happy to announce that  they will be able to offer a live webcast to the public on our website for the first engine start and testing event scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 18.  The webcast will be a single camera shot with occasional narration and it will be up beginning at 8 a.m. CT on[Read More...]

by September 17, 2015 12 comments B-29 "Doc", Warbird Restorations
BREAKING NEWS: First Engine Start for B-29 “Doc”

BREAKING NEWS: First Engine Start for B-29 “Doc”

MEDIA ALERT: First Engine Start for Restored B-29 Doc ** NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC** Wichita, Kan., Sept. 15, 2015 – Doc’s Friends, the group leading the restoration effort of the B-29 known as ‘Doc’ will start the historic warbird’s engines for the first time Friday, Sept. 18. The start and testing on all four of Doc’s engines will be[Read More...]

by September 15, 2015 19 comments B-29 "Doc", Warbird Restorations
B-29 Restoration, “DOC” Enters Final Stage Before Flight

B-29 Restoration, “DOC” Enters Final Stage Before Flight

PRESS RELEASE – Restoration of the B-29 Superfortress known as Doc is now entering its final stage. The countdown to her first flight is steadily approaching, and Doc’s Friends, the organization restoring the vintage bomber, is hopeful that Doc will take to the skies in the next few months.  Current State of Restoration ·      The aircraft has been partially fueled and checked closely[Read More...]