B-29 “Doc”

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)

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

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[Read More...]

A screen shot of video showing the Doc's recent engine runs following the winter layoff. (photo via Doc's Friends)

Doc’s First Engine Runs for 2016 – First Flight Imminent

Following a hiatus over the winter, due to the cold temperatures, the B-29 known throughout the world as ‘Doc’ ran her engines again for the first time in 2016. The last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity on the vintage bomber in Wichita, Kansas as her restoration team prepares for her first flight. One of the final restoration requirements[Read More...]

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

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