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February 21, 2022

'Doc' Returns to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2022

Lots Of 'Heavy Iron' Expected To Grace The Skies Over Wittman Field

Doc, one of two airworthy Boeing B-29s in the world, will be returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2022 for air show appearances and static displays during the week. While the exact appearance schedule is still being finalized, the aircraft will be parked on Boeing Plaza for public view when at AirVenture. The World War II-era bomber will help commemorate the U.S. Air Force’s 75th anniversary at Oshkosh in 2022. AirVenture will feature aircraft from throughout the Air Force’s history, from its creation out of the Army Air Forces in 1947 to today’s modern military aircraft. Doc was rescued from the Mojave Desert in 1987 and was meticulously restored over a 30-yea

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Bell Moves to Phase 2 in AFWERX Challenge

Manufacturer Follows Jaunt in Next Portion of HSVTOL Program

Bell Textron announced its progression in the US Air Force AFWERX High Speed VTOL Concept Challenge, advancing as one of 11 companies who received market research investments aimed at advancing their systems. With their progression, the will spend the next half year further refining their concepts with the USAF, and SOCOM through the digital team workspace provided by prime contractor Collaboration.AI. The concepts are not slated for actual production or development any time soon, instead the program is more of a market research project geared towards brainstorming and developing the real-world usage and viability of cutting-edge aircraft designs. 

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Classic Aero-TV: Cruising The Superfortress - ANN Rides Along w/FIFI

From 2016 (YouTube Version): Sit Back, Relax, and Let’s Go Flying With “FIFI”…

Our ANN video crew took the opportunity at EAA AirVenture 2016 to capture a lot of video of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) B-29 named “FIFI”. Our montage of this airplane includes lots of scenes on the ground, in the air, and onboard the airplane. As you watch the scenes be sure to note such things as the amount of aileron control wheel motion necessary just to get this lumbering giant into a turn. You might also take a look at the flight engineers panel to see what it took to keep those four ‘Wright 33

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