The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour will land at New Century Airport and Olathe, KS, from March 30 through April 2. The tour stop hosted by the Commemorative Air Force Heart of America Wing will include B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides, along with ground and cockpit tours of B-29 Doc, one of only two B-29 Superfortresses still airworthy and flying today. B-29 Doc Flight Experience tickets are on sale now for the tour event at New Century Airport. Information about rides and flight ticket information can be found here: www.b29doc.com/rides.
Event Details for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour in New Century/Olathe, KS
B-29 Doc will arrive at New Century Airport and the CAF Heart of America Hangar Thursday, March 30. Ground and flight deck tours will be available Friday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., following morning ride flight schedules both days. For details about B-29 Doc Flight Experience Rides, visit www.b29doc.com/rides. Admission for ground and cockpit tours will be $10 per person or $20 per family. Tickets for ground tours will be available at the gate. The public entrance for the event will be at 6 Aero Plaza, New Century, KS, 66031.
About Doc’s Friends and B-29 Doc
Doc’s Friends, Inc., is a 501c3 non-profit board managing the operation of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress known as Doc. Doc is a B-29 Superfortress and one of 1,644 manufactured in Wichita during World War II. It is one of only two remaining B-29s that are still airworthy and flying today. The mission of Doc’s Friends is to HONOR the men and women who sacrificed so much for the freedom of others, including those who designed, built, maintained and flew the B-29 during and after WWII. CONNECT people with the rich heritage of the B-29 and allow aviation enthusiasts to experience the thrill of a B-29 up close. EDUCATE today’s and future generations on the contributions of the Greatest Generation during wartime.
About the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour and B-29 Doc Flight Experience
Each year, B-29 Doc travels to cities across the United States to allow aviation enthusiasts a chance to B-29 Doc up-close and personal. Doc’s annual tour mission includes an average of 100 flight hours, beginning in early April and spanning through the summer until late October. Tour stops include ground and flight deck tours, as well as B-29 Doc Flight Experiences. The B-29 Doc Flight Experience will last approximately 90 minutes and include a 30-minute ride. Prior to takeoff, passengers will experience a crew briefing and learn more about the history of the B-29 and the role it played in U.S. history. Passengers will also get to hear and see the sights and sounds of engine starts and run-ups prior to takeoff.
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