Monday, May 16, 2011

Movie Monday - May 16 - Saving the B-29 Kee Bird

Movie Monday - May 16 - Saving the B-29 Kee Bird: "Aviation restoration projects may be commonplace in this industry, but they are never unimpressive when those passionate enough to attempt the undertaking seek to bring a flying machine to museum quality. It's even more impressive when an aircraft is restored to flying condition. It's a whole other thing when a Wichita, Kansas-built Boeing B-29 Superfortress is ditched 250 miles north of Thule Air Force Base in Greenland in February 1947 and a team heads into the wilderness to find, restore and fly it out nearly fifty years later. I won't reveal the result, but I imagine I won't be alone in remarking the haste, timing and execution of the project is terribly shortsighted and did not nearly justify the high cost of the project. NOVA's B-29 Frozen in Time runs just under an hour covering six parts.

Parts two through six are below the fold.


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