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These Videos Of The B-29 “Doc” Took Decades To Make And It Was Worth It!

Enjoy These Two Videos Of “Doc” Showing Off At EAA AirVenture 2017

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It was a banner week for avgeeks at Oshkosh!

Now that there are two operational B-29 Superfortresses in the world again, any opportunity to see them both flying together is a special event. The first time it happened was this week at EAA AirVenture 2017 in Oshkosh. The two rare warbirds flew together several times during the week, and all who witnessed it said it was not only awesome but emotional for many of them. Doc is Boeing Wichita-built B-29A-70-BW Doc (CN 10804, AF serial number 44-69972). Fifi is B-29A-60-BN Fifi (CN 11547, AF serial number 44-62070). The two aircraft were both recovered from Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake but returned to flight decades apart. The wait was worth it! Enjoy these two fantastic videos uploaded by DocsFriends.

Image Credit: EAA via Twitter

Fifi in flight shot from Doc during their first flight together at Oshkosh.

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Bill Walton

Written by Bill Walton

Bill Walton is a life-long aviation enthusiast and expert in aircraft recognition. As a teenager Bill helped his engineer father build an award-winning T-18 homebuilt airplane in their Wisconsin basement. Bill is a freelance writer, an avid sailor, engineer, announcer, husband, father, uncle, mentor, coach, and Navy veteran. Bill lives north of Houston TX with his wife and son under the approach path to KDWH runway 17R, which means they get to look up at a lot of airplanes. A very good thing.

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