- Associated Press - Monday, March 13, 2017

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 company.

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the nonprofit group that restored the historic bomber an airworthiness certificate.

The Wichita Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/2miEzcv ) the B-29 was previously limited in flight distance and pattern.

The nonprofit, Doc’s Friends, is planning to take the airplane to airshows 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.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com



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