B-29 rollout celebrated

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WICHITA, Kansas — Exactly 70 years after it was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces in Wichita, Kansas, the B-29 “Doc” was delivered again.

On March 23, 1945, the B-29, one of 1,644 manufactured in Wichita during World War II, rolled off the assembly line at Boeing and was delivered to the Army Air Forces. On March 23 this year, that same aircraft was rolled out again, in commemoration of its restoration and progress back toward flying condition.

More than 200 supporters — known as Doc’s Friends — came to watch it roll out again in the city of its birth.

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Test your virtual flying skills

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A new virtual version of the Red Bull Air Races will give fans the chance to test their own virtual flying skills in a new tournament-style competition and crown themselves as the first ever Virtual Red Bull Air Race World Champion.

The latest version of the smartphone racing game “Red Bull Air Race – The Game” has been upgraded to include a virtual tournament that mirrors the real World Championship of air racing.

The Virtual Red Bull Air Race World Championship will culminate with the champs of each race winning invitations to Las Vegas where they will battle it out to become the first ever Virtual Red Bull Air Race World Champion and attend the 2015 season finale race as special guests. The Virtual Champion will be crowned by the actual world champion and also wins a G-flight experience in a real two-seater air race plane. [Read more…]

Living in the Age of Airplanes premieres April 8

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This spring, National Geographic Studios presents “Living in the Age of Airplanes,” which promises to carry audiences across 200,000 years of history and around the globe on a journey to 95 locations in 18 countries spanning seven continents to remind us how, in a single century, aviation has changed our world forever. The world premiere of the movie will take place at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., on April 8. [Read more…]