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So this just happened. While the annual Oshkosh Airshow is in full swing with many surprises still to come over the next few days, vintage warbird fans just got a major one some 30 minutes ago. Two B-29 Superfortresses flew together.
The reason this is so significant, although we assume most of you know that, is that this hasn’t been seen in decades. The reason? We didn’t have enough airworthy ones. FIFI, a B-29 Superfortress operated by the Commemorative Air Force, has been the only one in the airshow circuit since 1974, although she had a couple minor hiccups along the way.
DOC, the other B-29 you’ll see in the video, was just restored and certified as airworthy just a few months back. Her restoration, however, took decades. If you’d like to know the whole story, come back here and read about her spectacular restoration.
All that work led to this point in time. Although the video isn’t of the best quality in terms of capturing the grandeur of this event, it’s still a solid reminder that people out there work tirelessly to keep these historic planes alive.
Keep up the good work everyone.