Doc recognized as Best Bomber and commitment to restoration excellence at Oshkosh
Backers and friends,
After 16 years of restoration and more than 350,000 hours of dedicated volunteer work, B-29 Doc and Doc’s Friends were recognized by EAA AirVenture Oshkosh with two Lindy Awards in the warbirds category.
B-29 Doc and Doc’s Friends were honored with Lindy Awards in the warbirds category. Each year at the air show in Oshkosh, WI, hundreds of aircraft are entered into the competition for the annual Lindy Awards. The awards named after aviator Charles Lindbergh are given to the “best of the best” aircraft at AirVenture. There are six categories: homebuilts, warbirds. vintage, ultralights, seaplanes and rotorcraft. B-29 Doc was entered in the warbirds category and judged on during the show on its looks, craftsmanship, restoration and overall maintenance.
The judges recognized Doc and the Doc’s Friends volunteers with the “Best Bomber Award” and the “Phoenix Award.” The Phoenix Award is given to the recognize the “highest achievement in craftsmanship and dedication in the preservation of aviation history accomplished in restoration.”
I've posted a couple of photos below of the team accepting the awards during the EAA Warbirds Banquet last Saturday night in Oshkosh.
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