WarbirdsNews has just received the latest details concerning progress on building the new home for the Boeing B-29 Superfortress known as Doc. The aircraft’s parent organization, Doc’s Friends, will be holding an open house to help raise some of the funds for the hangar this coming May 12th, and we thought some of our readers who won’t be able to attend would want to know the status of the fund raising project, as well as how they can contribute to this worthy goal. The press release continues as follows…
The 2018 tour season for B-29 Doc will kick off later this month but before the crew embarks on another tour season, Doc fans and friends in Wichita will have the opportunity to see the inside of the restored warbird during an open house Saturday, May 12th, 2018.
Doors at Doc’s temporary hangar facility at Air Capital Flight Line at 3800 S. Oliver will be open from 8:30 a.m to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 12. For an entry fee of $10, or $20 for a cockpit tour, visitors will be able to get an up close and personal look at the restored B-29.
Meanwhile, construction continues and is on schedule for the new B-29 Doc Hangar and Education Center. The new facility being built at Wichita’s Eisenhower National Airport will be finished in November of this year.
With all this excitement and anticipation for 2018, we still need your help to carry out our mission. So far, we have raised a little more than $5 million for the 32,000 sq.ft. B-29 Doc Hangar and Education Center that we are building at Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita. While we are confident we have enough money to start and finish construction on the building, we still need to raise the last $1.5 million to help us ensure the facility has the tooling, furnishings and gear to be a world-class facility to help us educate and connect future generations to the history of the B-29 Superfortress and its important role in our nation’s history.