Aluminum overcast with flecks of Blue

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2019) Offical Caption: “The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in formation with the B-29 Superfortress “Doc” during the 2019 California Capital Air Show in Sacramento.

The Blue Angels are scheduled to conduct 61 flight demonstrations at 32 locations across the country to showcase the pride and professionalism of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to the American and Canadian public in 2019.”

191003-N-UK306-1503 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Schumaker/Released)

For reference, Doc is one of only two B-29s that are currently flying, the other being FIFI. Built by Boeing as a late model B-29-70-BW, SN#44-69972, she came too late in WWII to see combat but did endue in USAF service as a radar calibration aircraft and target tug before she was retired to range use in 1956. Her restoration took nine years.

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