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Flying the B-29

Just before Oshkosh, I had the opportunity to fly in the cockpit observer seat of “DOC”, one of the two remaining B-29 aircraft in airworthy condition. This was in Mason City, IA at the monthly airport BBQ – specifically, the one in July, the one just before Oshkosh. It was a fantastic (and maybe once-in-a-lifetime for me, $$$) experience.
Did I bing my cameras? You bet I did! The ride was surprisingly smooth (for a piston airplane!), and sitting in the very seats that were once the workplace of pilots of the greatest generation was touching. Aircraft Commander Steve Zimmerman and his crew did a nice job explaining what they were doing, and I try to convey a lot of that in this new video (click here).