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WW II Bomber Restored in Wichita Ready for National Tour

Doc's Friends is ready for flight. Photo from www.b-29doc.com

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A World War II-era airplane that was originally built in Wichita and then restored in the city is now able to tour the country. The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the nonprofit group that restored the historic bomber an airworthiness certificate. The Wichita Eagle reports the B-29 was previously limited in flight distance and pattern. The nonprofit, Doc's Friends, is planning to take the airplane to air shows in six states this year, and hopes to have an event in Wichita. After a nearly 16-year restoration effort, the Wichita-built Boeing B-29 made its first flight on July 17, 2016, from McConnell Air Force Base. The airplane was in a squadron named Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs from 1945 until 1956.

Learn more about this vintage plane and its restoration.

Or check out the non-profit restoration group's Facebook page.

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