Restoration of the B-29 Superfortress known as Doc is now entering its final stage
The countdown to her first flight is steadily approaching, and Doc’s Friends, the organization restoring the vintage bomber, is hopeful that Doc will take to the skies in the next few months.
Current State of Restoration
The aircraft has been partially fueled and checked closely for leaks, with none occurring.
The fuel system is currently being fine-tuned prior to pressurization and engine start.
Turbocharger casings are now installed on all four engines.
Engine exhaust system installations are nearly complete.
Final avionics components are ready to install, including the intercoms required for ground and air operations.
A Federal Aviation Administration review of the Aircraft Inspection Plan is in progress.
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