SEATTLE, May 15, 2022—Doc, one of only two World War II B-29 bombers still flying, arrives at the Museum May 17 at 2:30 p.m., with a flight for the media at 3:45 p.m. The plane will be based at the Museum for public rides and tours May 19-22. This will be the first time the Wichita-based Superfortress has been to The Museum of Flight.
May 17 Schedule
2:30 p.m. - Aircraft arrives at Boeing Field, taxis to Museum. Passengers deplane.
3:15 p.m. - Passenger briefing for the media flight.
3:45 p.m. - Media flight departs.
4:15 p.m. - Media flight lands.
Please RSVP for the media flight with Ted Huetter at The Museum of Flight. Advanced notice is appreciated, seating is limited. Contact Ted Huetter for arrival updates on May 17.
The visit is part of the “B-29 Doc History Restored Tour.” After the plane’s arrival at the Museum, it will remain on-site for routine maintenance and crew changes until May 19, when public tours and flights begin.
Public ground and cockpit tours will be available May 19-20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on May 21- 22, from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rides in the plane will be during the mornings of May 21-22, and are sold out as of this writing, but additional flights might be added--for updates check www.b29doc.com/rides
For details and prices about B-29 Doc Flight Experience, visit www.b29doc.com/rides.
About Doc’s Friends, Inc. 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 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.
Image: View from the cockpit of B-29 Doc in flight. Photo courtesy Doc's Friends, Inc.
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Ted Huetter/Senior Public Relations Manager
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