B-29 “Doc” Coming to the Wings & Wheels Event!

The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour will be a part of the Wings & Wheels event at Decatur Airport, August 3-4, 2024.

B-29 Doc, one of 1,644 B-29 Superfortress aircraft built by the Boeing Company in Wichita, KS, during World War II, will be available for ground and cockpit tours, as well as B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides during the tour stop in Decatur, Illinois.

“Doc’s appearance at the event is bound to be a significant draw for aviation enthusiasts and history lovers alike” stated Decatur Airport Director, Tim Wright. “Seeing this historic aircraft in person will be a unique and unforgettable experience, and we are excited to have the opportunity to offer this to all of our guests at the Wings and Wheels event.”

B-29 Doc will arrive at Decatur Airport on Thursday, August 1 and will be available for ride flights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 2-4. Doc will be also be on static display and available for ground and cockpit tours during the Wings & Wheels event. B-29 Doc Flight Experience tickets are on sale now at www.b29doc.com/rides. While the aircraft is on the ground, visitors will be able to climb inside the cockpit through the forward bomb bay to get a look inside one of only two B-29 Superfortresses still airworthy and flying today.

“The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour provides unique, one-of-a-kind access to the type of airplane that helped deliver the end of World War II in the Pacific against Japan for the Allied Forces,” said Josh Wells, B-29 Doc executive director. “When people have a chance to fly in Doc or climb inside one of only two remaining B-29 Superfortress bombers, it brings to life the stories of the men and women who designed, built, flew and maintained these historic warbirds. It also ensure the legacy of the Greatest Generation lives on for the future.”

Event Details for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour at Wings & Wheels in Decatur, Ill.

B-29 Doc will arrive at Decatur Airport August 1, and will be available for B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides Friday, August 2 at 6 and 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4 at 8 and 10 a.m. both days. Doc will then be on static display and available for ground and cockpit tours during the Wings & Wheels event, beginning at 2 p.m. August 3 and 4. Ride flight tickets are on sale now via www.b29doc.com/rides. More information about the Wings & Wheels event hosted by the Decatur Airport can be found here: www.decatur-parks.org

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Media Contact:
Josh Wells, B-29 Doc, (316) 358-9894 josh@b29doc.com

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.

B-29 Doc is one of 1,644 B-29 Superfortress aircraft built by the Boeing Company in Wichita, KS, during World War II and it’s one of only two B-29s still airworthy and flying today.