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The B-29, raised to the surface
Quest data
locationNellis Air Force Base
given byPearl
reward500 XP
Boomer flightsuit and Boomers helmet
Boomers fame
Xbox Live gamerscoreIcon gamerscore.png20PlayStation 3 trophyIcon ps3trophy.pngBronze
base id000ff5df
Related quests
Highway to the Danger Zone
leads to:
Ant Misbehavin'
Sunshine Boogie
Young Hearts

Volare! is a side quest in Fallout: New Vegas.

Quick walkthrough[edit | edit source]

  1. Become idolized by the Boomers.
  2. Once you're idolized, report to Pearl in her barracks. She tells you about the Boomers' dream of raising a sunken bomber, the B-29.
  3. Talk to Loyal about the airplane; he tells you it's at the bottom of Lake Mead. He will give you Loyal's detonator and two floatation ballasts to attach to the plane.
  4. Proceed to the submerged airplane, or optionally get a rebreather from Jack.
  5. Travel to the map marker to find the crashed B-29, inside Callville Bay. Attach the ballasts to the underside of each wing.
  6. Travel to Callville Bay, and Loyal's detonator will start to beep. Equip it and fire.
  7. Travel back to Nellis and speak to Loyal then Pearl to complete the quest.

Detailed walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Volare! is the final quest you'll complete for the Boomers, and the first you will receive upon entering Nellis.

You need to help Boomers around Nellis enough to become idolized by them. Possibilities to "help out" and achieve fame are:

It's not necessary to do all of them, just to achieve enough fame.

After gaining reputation, report back to Pearl in her barracks. She tells you about the Boomers' dream of flight. After Pearl's story, find Loyal and talk to him about the bomber. He will tell you that it is at the bottom of Lake Mead. He will give you Loyal's detonator and two flotation ballasts to attach to the plane.

At this point, you can proceed directly to the submerged airplane, or get the optional rebreather from Jack to allow you breathe underwater. If you want the rebreather, talk to Jack before you set out. Jack will offer to give you a rebreather, but requires you pass a Science check (45) or bring him a pressure cooker, which you can find from Field's Shack near Nellis Air Force Base.

Travel to the map marker to find the crashed B-29, near Callville Bay. Quickly dive under and attach the ballasts between the two engines on each side of the bomber under the wings. Once you reach to those parts of the plane, you'll find a hollow 3D image of where you are able to place the ballast.

Once both of the ballasts are attached, swim back to Callville Bay (fast traveling to the crashed B-29 map marker will safely put you in a desired spot on the pier). At Callville Bay, Loyal's detonator will start to beep, indicating you are in the correct position. Equip Loyal's detonator as a weapon and fire it to raise the plane.

Travel back to Loyal and speak with him (optional Intelligence check of 7, with no impact on the outcome). Then talk to Pearl to complete the quest, further raising your reputation with the Boomers.

Journal entries[edit | edit source]

1 Help the Boomers around Nellis.
2 Return to Pearl.
3 Speak to Loyal about the Boomer's plan to raise the bomber from the bottom of Lake Mead.
4 (Optional) Talk to Jack about getting a rebreather to swim to the bottom of Lake Mead.
5 Attach the ballast from Loyal to the B-29 at the bottom of Lake Mead.
6 Return to the shore near the tow winch and use Loyal's detonator to float the B-29 to the surface.
7 Return to Loyal to let him know the B-29 is up from the bottom of the lake.
8Quest finishedLet Pearl know the bomber is raised from the lake.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • You must complete this quest if you wish to convince the Boomers to aid you or whoever you side with in the battle of Hoover Dam.
  • Completion of this quest whilst following the Independent path will also allow you to bluff General Oliver into backing down, with the threat of the Boomers bombing the Dam.
  • Rocket souvenirs can't be given to the Mini Boomers once you have completed this quest; it can only be done during the quest.
  • Radio New Vegas will mention the B-29 upon completion, talking about the "Lake Mead Monster" and how unfortunately the pictures are "grainy and underdeveloped". Mr. New Vegas will also mention a plane flying over Freeside.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png It is now possible to complete the quest with only a liked reputation. This might have been a change added by one of the patches. (Needs verification.)

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

  • Volare! was outlined by Joshua Eric Sawyer and later fully implemented by Akil Hooper.
  • Volare means to fly in Italian.
  • Volare is the name of an Italian song by Domenico Modugno. An English version was later sung by, among others, Dean Martin.
  • A B-29 did crash in Lake Mead, mostly intact, in 1948.
  • The sequence in the museum may be a reference to a famous similar sequence in "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" in which a group of children tell Max the story of their town through cave paintings.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • PCIcon pc.png PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Sometimes when you start the history lesson at the museum in Nellis AFB, Pete will begin talking about the Boomers, then when he finishes his first part of the speech, he won't move and will stand still forcing you to either leave the building, or reload the game.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Sometimes Loyal will not be in the hangar after this quest, making Raul's side quest useless since you won't be able to talk to him. He will not appear in his home either; he can likely be found glitched into Black Mountain (still making the quest useless).
  • PCIcon pc.png It's possible to enter Nellis AFB at the gate via non-player character conversation in the middle of an active artillery barrage, unfortunately after doing so however, you continue to be barraged when leaving Nellis AFB later on.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Sometimes after completing the quest, the bomber in the hangar will not be repaired. It will look the same as if you did not start the quest.
  • Sometimes after completing the Sunshine Boogie quest, when you try to talk to Jack he will say "Go to hell outsider, stay away from me" whether you failed the Young Hearts quest or not, making it impossible to obtain the rebreather. This may be connected to the dialogue option that "tricks" him into talking about the secret project, as immediately after he regrets telling you is when the "go to hell" repeat begins.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Side quests
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Caesar's LegionBeware the Wrath of Caesar! · Caesar's Favor · Caesar's Foe · Caesar's Hire · Cold, Cold Heart · I Hear You Knocking · The Finger of Suspicion · We Are Legion
The StripBeyond the Beef · Bye Bye Love · Classic Inspiration · How Little We Know · Pheeble Will · Talent Pool · The House Has Gone Bust! · The Moon Comes Over the Tower
Freeside & Outer VegasBirds of a Feather · Bleed Me Dry · Debt Collector · G.I. Blues · High Times · Someone To Watch Over Me · The Coyotes · Wang Dang Atomic Tango
BoomersAnt Misbehavin' · Sunshine Boogie · Volare! · Young Hearts
Great KhansAba Daba Honeymoon · Cry Me a River · Don't Make a Beggar of Me · Oh My Papa
Powder GangBooted · I Fought the Law · Run Goodsprings Run · Why Can't We Be Friends?
Brotherhood of SteelEyesight to the Blind · Still in the Dark · Tend to Your Business
OtherCome Fly With Me · Crazy, Crazy, Crazy · Ghost Town Gunfight · Guess Who I Saw Today · Left My Heart · My Kind of Town · The Legend of the Star and A Valuable Lesson · Unfriendly Persuasion · Wheel of Fortune
Companion questsED-E My Love · For Auld Lang Syne · Heartache by the Number · I Could Make You Care · I Forgot to Remember to Forget · Nothin' But a Hound Dog · One For My Baby
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Honest HeartsA Family Affair · Arrival at Zion · Bighorners of the Eastern Virgin · Chaos in Zion · Civilized Man's Burden · Crush the White Legs · Deliverer of Sorrows  · Departing Paradise · Flight from Zion · Gathering Storms · Gone Fishin' · Happy Trails Expedition · Prisoners of War · Retake the Bridge · River Monsters · Rite of Passage · Roadside Attraction · Sanctity of the Dead · The Advance Scouts  · The Treacherous Road · The Grand Staircase · Tourist Trap
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