Thankful for volunteer excellence; Charles Taylor Award recognition — B-29 Doc

When Doc arrived in Wichita after being rescued from the Mojave Desert in China Lake, California, the B-29 Superfortress that was built in Wichita in 1944 arrived in pieces on seven flatbed trailers. The year was 2000, and that’s when an army of dedicated volunteers that included current and retired aircraft workers from Wichita’s aviation……

via Thankful for volunteer excellence; Charles Taylor Award recognition B-29 Doc.

Congratulations to both for the recognition and for their tireless efforts to make “Doc” airworthy:

Recently, Wes Lumry and Jim Rierson, both retired aircraft inspectors and mechanics who spent their careers working for Wichita’s prominent aviation companies and leading teams of certified FAA mechanics and inspectors, were honored by the FAA with the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. The award recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of senior mechanics. Mr. Taylor served as the Wright brothers’ mechanic and is credited with designing and building the engine for their first successful aircraft.

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