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B-29 "doc" IN Wichita  
User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1443 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6160 times:

Does anybody know the sitrep on this acft, have http://b-29.boeing.com/ been checking their website but hasn't been updated since June.


I would help you but it is not in the contract
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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 6100 times:

Can't tell you anything about "Doc", but I did find some info on "FiFi". Apparently some corrosion issues had her grounded for the summer. Sounds like she'll be back in the air in january.

http://www.cafb29b24.org/Flyer/Flyer-2005-oct-low-res.pdf


User currently offlineEgronenthal From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5998 times:

Try these web sites:

http://home.att.net/~sallyann4/doc2.html

http://www.wingsoverkansas.com/features/article.asp?id=211

http://www.360wichita.com/Attraction...cB-29SuperfortressRestoration.html

http://www.aycsnetwork.com/RETURNTOGLORY.htm


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12148 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5889 times:

Doc will be a great peice of history when she is completed. Does anyone know when the first flight is scheduled? Will she need an FAA Ceritifcation, or could she fly as "experimential"?

User currently offlineUsaafb17fan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 5816 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?)


User currently offlineGhostbase From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 354 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4946 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.

 ghost 



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User currently offlineKBFIspotter From United States of America, joined May 2005, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4855 times:

Quoting Venus6971 (Thread starter):
Does anybody know the sitrep on this acft, have http://b-29.boeing.com/ been checking their website but hasn't been updated since June.

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...

Kris



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User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4774 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...

Kris



Kris
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.



I would help you but it is not in the contract
User currently offlineMohavewolfpup From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4617 times:

can they put CFM-56 engines in it? that would be sweet!

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