B-29 Doc Returns to Colorado and California in September

Doc in all her glory. (image via Doc's Friends)
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PRESS RELEASE

The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour will head west for the month of September for five tour stops, which will include visits to three historic aviation museums and the 2022 MCAS Miramar Air Show near San Diego, CA.

The September tour for B-29 Doc will include the following cities:

Pueblo, CO: Sept. 9-11
Chino, CA, Sept. 14-18
San Diego, CA: Sept. 21-25
Palm Springs, CA: Sept. 27-28
Inyokern, CA: Sept. 30-Oct. 2

The Pueblo Wiesbrod Aircraft Museum, Yanks Air Museum and the Palm Springs Air Museum will be three of the hosts for B-29 Doc in September. In addition to the museum visits, Doc will be a static performer at the 2022 MCAS Miramar Air Show, which is the largest military air show in the United States with an estimated 700,000+ attendees over three days. And wrapping up the month, Doc will make a return stop to Inyokern, CA, where its new life and current mission began.

It’s an honor to be hosted by three historic and renowned air museums, all of which share our passion and mission of maintaining warbirds and aircraft to ensure our nation’s rich aviation history lives on,” said Josh Wells, B-29 Doc executive director. “Together, we work to continue our joint mission of honoring the legacy of the Greatest Generation, as well as those who have fought and continue to fight to defend our freedom at home and abroad. We are looking forward to working with these museums to give people a unique, up-close and personal experience with a B-29 Superfortress.

All tour stops in September will include ground and cockpit tours, as well as B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides. Tickets for ride flight experience are on sale now at www.b29doc.com/rides, or available by calling the B-29 Doc Box Office at 316-260-4312, option 3.


Attending the MCAS Miramar Air Show is a true honor and we look forward to sharing the B-29 Doc story and its legacy with those who attend,” Wells continued. “And of course, making a return trip to Inyokern and the area around China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station where Doc was rescued from the bombing range is always humbling. The tour stop at Inyokern is a way for us to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteers who worked tirelessly to kick-start Doc’s new mission.

To date, B-29 Doc has logged 102 flight hours during the 2022 tour season, which began in early April, and has included stops in 19 cities across 11 states. B-29 Doc will depart its home base in Wichita on Sept. 8 and will return to the B-29 Doc Hangar, Education and Visitors Center on Oct. 3.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress “Doc” photographed during a visit to her old home in Inyokern, CA on October 9, 2019. (image via Doc’s Friends)



Event Details for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour in Pueblo, CO

B-29 Doc will arrive at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Thursday, Sept. 8, and will be hosted by Freeman Jet Center of PUB and Pueblo Wiesbrod Aircraft Museum, Sept. 9-11. Ground and flight deck tours will be available Friday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., following the morning ride flight schedules both days. For details about B-29 Doc Flight Experience, visit www.b29doc.com/rides. Admission for ground and cockpit tours will be $10 per person and $20 per family and tickets can be purchased at the gate. Public entrance for the event will be at 31001 Magnuson Ave., Pueblo, CO 81001.

Event Details for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour in Chino, CA

B-29 Doc will be hosted by Yanks Air Museum, Wednesday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Sept. 18. Gates will open for ground and flight deck tours from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m, Wednesday, Sept. 14, and Thursday, Sept. 15.  B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides will be available at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-18, followed by afternoon ground and flight deck tours both days. Admission for the static display event and flight deck tours will be $5 per person with the purchase of a Yanks Air Museum General Admission Ticket. For details about the B-29 Doc Flight Experience and to purchase ride tickets, visit www.b29doc.com/rides. For information about Yanks Air Museum, visit www.yanksair.com. Visitors can enter the Chino event through Yanks Air Museum, 15121 Stearman Drive, Chino, CA, 91710. Tickets for static ground and flight deck tours can be purchased at the event.

Photo via Doc’s Friends

Event Details for the B-29 History Restored Tour in San Diego, CA and the MCAS Miramar Air Show

B-29 Doc will arrive at San Diego’s Brown Field Municipal Airport Monday, Sept. 19, and will be available for B-29 Flight Experience rides Tuesday, Sept. 20, and Wednesday, Sept. 21. Ride schedules and tickets can be purchased at www.b29doc.com/rides. Doc will then spend Sept. 22-25 at the 2022 MCAS Miramar Air Show as a static display and will be available for static ground and flight deck tours during the show. For details about the MCAS Miramar Air Show, visit www.miramarairshow.com.


Event Details for the B-29 History Restored Tour in Palm Springs, CA at the Palm Springs Air Museum

B-29 Doc will be hosted by the Palm Springs Air Museum, Sept. 27 and 28. B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides will be available both days at 9 and 11 a.m., followed by ground and flight deck tours from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission for ground and cockpit tours will be $5 per person with the purchase of Palm Springs Air Museum admission. Tickets for the B-29 Doc Flight Experience in Palm Springs are available at www.b29doc.com/rides. For information about the Palm Springs Air Museum, visit www.palmspringsairmuseum.org.

Event Details for the B-29 History Restored Tour in Inyokern, CA

B-29 Doc will arrive at Inyokern Airport, Thursday, Sept. 29. Gates will open for ground and flight deck tours from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m, Friday, Sept. 30. B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides will be available at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2, followed by afternoon ground and flight deck tours both days until 4:30 p.m. Admission for the static display event and flight deck tours will be $10 per person or $20 per family. For details about the B-29 Doc Flight Experience and to purchase ride tickets, visit www.b29doc.com/rides. Visitors can enter the Inyokern event through the main terminal building at Inyokern Airport, 1669 Airport Road, Inyokern, CA, 93527. Tickets for static ground and flight deck tours can be purchased at the event.

A crowd of re-enactors poses in front of Boeing B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’, one of five four-engined Boeings at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s annual WWII Weekend Air Show. (photo by A.Kevin Grantham)

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