Restored B-29 to Appear at Air Shows

The recently restored World War II-era B-29 Superfortress, known as “Doc,” will make at least four stops on a short tour across the country this spring and summer. The B-29 will hold an open house at Yingling Aviation on April 22 in Wichita, Kan.; appear at the Defenders of Liberty show at Barksdale AFB, La.; on May 6-7; at the Wings Over Whiteman show at Whiteman AFB, Mo., on June 10-11; and at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisc., from July 24-30. In addition to these shows, Doc’s Friends Inc., which owns and operates the B-29, is in talks to appear at four other air shows later in the year. The crew working on the aircraft have nearly completed a winter maintenance program, and expect to return to flight in early April, according to a news release.