Watch: Taking Off in a B-29 Bomber

FLYING‘s Meg Godlewski in her happy place.

Takeoffs are often the most exciting part of the flight—that is especially true when you are riding in the nose of a B-29 bomber Doc. Wearing a headset, you hear the pilot and co-pilot running checklists and verbalizing procedures—full power, landing gear up, etc.—and the world falls away. The plexiglass floor of the position gives you a bird's-eye view of the terrain beneath you.

Come along as FLYING staff writer and technical editor Meg Godlewski takes one heck of a ride in Doc.

Meg Godlewski has been an aviation journalist for more than 24 years and a CFI for more than 20 years. If she is not flying or teaching aviation, she is writing about it. Meg is a founding member of the Pilot Proficiency Center at EAA AirVenture and excels at the application of simulation technology to flatten the learning curve. Follow Meg on Twitter @2Lewski.

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