B-29 “Doc”

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...]

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

Boeing B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ Welcomed Out in Wichita

As we promised this morning, WarbirdsNews has some rollout ceremony details and photographs to share of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress known as Doc. Exactly 70 years to the day since Boeing officially handed ‘Doc’ over to the Army Air Force, the restoration team rolled her out for the cameras and a grateful audience at the very same airfield of her birth[Read More...]

B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ – Rollout Today!!!

B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ – Rollout Today!!!

We at WarbirdsNews have been following the restoration progress of the B-29 Superfortress known as ‘Doc’ for some years now. We have provided updates on her restoration as often as possible, but now we are excited to announce the grand lady will be officially rolled out for her public debut this morning in Wichita, Kansas. We have known this for[Read More...]

Doc Waiting For Warm Weather to Fly!

Doc Waiting For Warm Weather to Fly!

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress known as ‘Doc’ is in the final days of her restoration. There are just a few minor details to finish with the avionics installation, and setting the limits for the flaps and gear doors, but other than that the old girl is ready to go. The restoration team in Wichita, Kansas had hoped to have her[Read More...]

B-29 “Doc” Update, Flaps Installation

B-29 “Doc” Update, Flaps Installation

Volunteers with Doc’s Friends have now installed the flaps on the B-29. The flaps were the last major structural items left to go on the Superfortress, and over thirty people helped with the process. “It has been incredible to witness the dedication of all the volunteers supporting Doc’s Friends throughout this journey. Taking the time out of their own week to work on[Read More...]

by September 15, 2014 6 comments B-29 "Doc", Warbird Restorations