Usaafb17fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6726 times:
Quoting SATL382G (Reply 1): I did find some info on "FiFi". Apparently some corrosion issues had her grounded for the summer
You're right. I saw FiFi being worked on in Sept., and it looked like they had a long way to go. I felt bad because the CAF airshow was only a couple of wks away, and it looked like FiFi was going to miss it.
Which B-29 was "Doc"? I forgot who got that one, since I'm pretty sure the CAF didn't (or did they?)
Ghostbase From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 354 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5856 times:
I visited Wichita a couple of weeks ago and specifically the Kansas Air Museum adjacent to McConnell AFB, located in the old airport terminal building. There was a pile of bits of B-29 tucked away out of sight at the side, including a cockpit section, several engines and some wheels. The cockpit section was pitted with shrapnel holes so I suspect these bits were also off the China Lake ranges. A museum worker told me that they were for parts donation to the B-29 restoration.
They have a new website! http://www.b-29doc.com/ I had a chance to talk to several of the volunteers at their booth at this years Reno Air Races, and I was told that the new website was up and running in August...
Venus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5684 times:
[quote=KBFIspotter,reply=6]They have a new website! http://www.b-29doc.com/ I had a chance to talk to several of the volunteers at their booth at this years Reno Air Races, and I was told that the new website was up and running in August...
Thanks for the info, looks like they still making progress with it sitting on its own gear, hope to see it and hear it when it finally starts flying. I wonder if the engines will be the DC-7 engines that Fifi will be using to fly or will they be using original equipment.