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B-29 engine to operate; B-47 to be reassembled at Kansas Aviation Museum

The Kansas Aviation Museum, along with the United States Aviation Museum, is debuting what it calls the “rebirth” of a B-29 engine that hasn’t been operational for more than 53 years.

If the weather is good, visitors to the Kansas Aviation Museum can watch the event at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9th.  Test ignition was Monday, and “all systems are go,” the museum said.

On Monday, May 11, the the public can view the reassembly of a B-47 that came to Wichita from Oklahoma City two years ago. At about 8:30 a.m., there will be special viewing areas to watch within 100 feet of the reassembly. The plane fuselage will be hoisted, cribbed up and placed on teh ground the first day. On the second day, the wings and tail section will be reattached.