(Photos and story by Curt & Randy Jennings)
SUITLAND, MD – Last weekend’s 2017 Joint Base Andrews Air Show was once again a fantastic glimpse at the aerial capability of the United States military. The weather cooperated all three days of the show, without a drop of rain and mostly sunny skies, so everyone was able to enjoy a great time.
As usual, the USAF Thunderbirds were the highlight of the show as well as the last to perform. Still all in attendance were thrilled at the performance of: the Army’s Golden Knights, the F-22 Raptor, the B-2 Spirit bomber, the Geico Skytypers, the B-29 Superfortress Doc, Patty Wagstaff’s incredible aerobatic display, and many more fine performers.
It was a very special treat to see, for the first time, the Boeing B-29 Doc take to the skies at Joint Base Andrews. After years of hard work by a team of dedicated volunteers, Doc became the second airworthy B-29 in the world. Previously the only flyable B-29 was Fifi, operated by the Commemorative Air Force.