Doc’s Friends and the WSU Tech Foundation will host a Pull a Plane event on Saturday, October 16 at the B-29 Doc Hangar, Education and Visitors Center at Eisenhower National Airport. Rescheduled from 2020, the unique event will feature teams of 25 people racing to pull Doc (a restored B-29 Superfortress, weighing in at nearly 80,000 pounds) 25 feet down the taxiway. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and will run throughout the day.
Each team of 25 people will raise a minimum of $2,500 in order to participate. Proceeds of the inaugural fundraiser will be shared between the WSU Tech Foundation (to support student-focused initiatives) and Doc’s Friends (to help broaden Doc’s operations and hangar education program). The individual who raises the most donations for the event will be rewarded with a ride in B-29 Doc.
“Now, more than ever, support for students play a critical role in providing a well-trained and highly skilled workforce for our region,” said Dr. Sheree Utash, President of WSU Tech. “This is an opportunity for the community to come together to support education in a fun, unique way. I’m proud to be partnering with Doc’s Friends on this event because any community can host a plane pull, but there is only one Doc and he calls Wichita ‘home’.”