B-29 “Doc”

A video-still from Scott Slocum's film during Doc's first flight. (video via Doc's Friends)

Doc’s First Flight Air-to-Air Video

With the amazing news last week from Wichita, Kansas which saw the first post-restoration flight for the B-29 Super Fortress known as Doc, we can now share the air-to-air video taken by Scott Slocum provided to us by Doc’s Friends. The noted aerial photographer was flying in the back seat of Doug Rozendaal’s chase plane during the flight, and captured some[Read More…]

Commemorative Air Force Congratulates Doc’s Friends on Successful First Flight

Commemorative Air Force Congratulates Doc’s Friends on Successful First Flight

PRESS RELEASE – The Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress FIFI – the only airworthy B-29 Superfortress for over 40 years – will no longer be alone in the sky. The restoration group Doc’s Friends successfully flew their B-29 Sunday, July 17, at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan, after their aircraft restoration crew spent 16 years[Read More…]

Doc Flies!!!

Doc Flies!!!

by Richard Mallory Allnutt Today we are pleased to report that the B-29 Super Fortress known as ‘Doc’ made her first post-restoration flight in Wichita, Kansas this morning. Following more than two decades of adventure and hard graft since Tony Mazzolini discovered her at the China Lake Proving Grounds in 1987, the world now has two flying B-29’s! Under the guidance of her crew, the[Read More…]

by July 17, 2016 22 comments B-29 "Doc", Warbird Restorations
Doc emerging from the hangar. (photo by Brett Schauf VLG LLC)

First Flight Scheduled for B-29 Doc

PRESS RELEASE – Doc’s Friends, the group managing the restoration of the B-29 known as Doc, announced today the historic B-29 will make its return to flight Sunday, July 17. The restored Boeing B-29 Superfortress will take off from the non-joint-use runway at McConnell Air Force Base, adjacent to where the restoration team has spent the last 16 years restoring[Read More…]

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

B-29 ‘Doc’ – Status Update – July 1st, 2016

Doc’s Friends, the team responsible for returning the B-29 Superfortress known as ‘Doc’ back to flying condition, released the following update this afternoon ahead of the July 4th holiday weekend. We thought our readers would be interested to hear a little of the details going on behind the scenes leading up to the Superfortress’s first post-restoration flight. ——————————– The Doc’s[Read More…]