B-29 Superfortress “Doc” Has Successful First Flight!

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B-29 Superfortress "Doc" First Flight

After a couple decades of hard work, the world gained a second flying B-29 Superfortress this morning when “Doc” took to the skies at McConnell AFB in Kansas. The Commemorative Air Force’s B-29 “Fifi” was previously the only flying example of the type. The first flight event was live streamed online for those not in the gathered crowd, and a replay can be viewed below for those who missed it. Now “Doc” will continue with a program of managed flight testing to fully prove all of the aircraft’s systems. If the timing works out, it may even be able to make an appearance at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh!

You can learn more about the project and help with the continued efforts here.

3 Responses

  1. Donald Bollacker

    I remember B29s well when they were being used for crew training at Randolph AFB back in 1953 and 1954′

  2. Ken Bingham

    Glad to see these beautiful aircraft fly again, got to go thru FIFI when at Lunken Airport. What great craftsmanship in these aircraft.

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