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Warbird Pilot Caps Off 500 Hours of B-29 PIC Time

‘Doc’ Has a Busy Season Ahead of Itself Heading Into Summer The warbird community celebrated Mark Novak, Chief Pilot of their B-29 ‘Doc’, and his accomplishment of racking up 500 hours in the vintage bomber. On top of that, Novak built up more than 300 hours of time flying the other B-29 ‘Fifi’, making him the modern era’s most experienced B-29 pilot. In celebrating the milestone, the details surrounding how one goes about becoming the world’s foremost captain of a nearly extinct type certificate, unsurprisingly starts with ‘who you know’ like any cool piloting job.

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