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Doc (B-29) Visit

Doc (B-29) Visit

Wichita
Saturday, March 7, 2020 -
10:00am to 2:30pm
Wichita
Kansas

There are only 2 flyable B-29's in the world and one of them resides right here in Wichita!  24 members and guests got to visit "Doc" at the Doc B-29 Education Center and Hangar.  This is a working hangar as opposed to a museum, so the Wichita section got see Doc while it was going through maintenance in prepartion for the upcoming airshow season.  The aircraft is awe inspiring and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing both the inside and outside of the aircraft.  Hangar volunteers led tours of the aircraft and then took us all upstairs to learn more details about the B-29 and the story of how Doc was rescued from Navy bombing range in California to eventually become a flying aircraft.  Doc has an important connection to Wichita because the aircraft was manufactured right here during World War II.

Following the visit to Doc, we continued our aviation themed club event by having lunch at the Hangar One Steakhouse which is full of aircraft memorabillia.  What a great event!

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