B-29 Doc to Host B-17 CAF B-17 Texas Raiders in September

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PRESS RELEASE

B-29 Doc will host the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Gulf Coast Wing’s Fly the Fortress and Friends tour, September 5-7, 2022. The Gulf Coast Wing’s B-17 known as Texas Raiders and AT6/SNJ Texan will both be participating in the tour stop, along with B-29 Doc.

 

Hosting a B-17 at our hangar in Wichita will provide a unique opportunity to see two historic World War II bombers built by Boeing that helped deliver victory for the Allied Forces,” said Josh Wells, B-29 Doc executive director. “This joint event with Doc’s Friends and the Commemorative Air Force showcases the overall joint mission of both organizations: Honoring the men and women who designed, built and few these magnificent machines to protect our freedom.

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The CAF’s B-17 Flying Fortress Texas Raiders will be accompanied by the AT6/SNJ Texan advanced trainer, the aircraft, in which thousands of airmen trained for combat.  Both aircraft will be available for Living History Flights and ground tours, along with B-29 Doc. The B-29 Doc Hangar Education and Visitors Center will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (Sept. 5-7) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day for ground and cockpit tours.

In addition to honoring the veterans who flew and maintained these aircraft, the CAF mission is also to educate the public about U.S. military aviation history though hands-on experiences with these historic aircraft, as well as to inspire the next generation of aviators,” said Nancy Kwiecien, executive officer of the Gulf Coast Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. “We’re proud to partner with B-29 Doc and Doc’s Friends to bring these historically important aircraft together in Wichita.

B-29 Doc Ride Flight Schedule

  • 9/6: 5 p.m and 6:30 p.m.
  • 9/7: 5 p.m.

B-17 Texas Raiders Ride Flight Schedule

  • 9/5: 4 p.m.
  • 9/6: 10 a.m and 11 a.m.
  • 9/7: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

AT6 Texan/SNJ Ride Flight Schedule

  • 9/5: 3:30 p.m.
  • 9/6: 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • 9/6: 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Ride tickets are available for all aircraft via these links:

Admission to the B-29 Doc Hangar, Education and Visitors Center for this event will be $15 per person or $25 per family. Tickets for ground and cockpit tours can be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

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