Thank you, Dean Hudson, for sharing these great photographs and information!
Anyone who wanted a Pilot’s license, instrument rating, multi-engine, etc; in the state of Alabama had to have a check ride with dad.
He also was responsible for inspection of any crash sites. General Tibbits’ book says he brought Didi & Dora to get a civilian check ride in the B-29. They did the check ride but couldn’t complete it because they lost an engine. Birmingham, AL was their first stop before they proceeded to New Mexico.