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B-29 Doc Adds Great Bend Airport Airfest to 2024 Schedule

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By Doc’s Friends

 

WICHITA and GREAT BEND, Kan. – The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour will land in Great Bend where Doc will be one of the featured performers at the 2024 Great Bend Airport Airfest, Sept. 20-22. The tour stop will include B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides, along with ground and cockpit tours of B-29 Doc, which is one of 1,644 B-29 Superfortress aircraft built by the Boeing Company in Wichita during World War II.

“The historic significance of B-29 Doc returning to Great Bend for our air show this year helps tell the story of the ‘Battle of Kansas’ – which was the project of building, modifying and delivering B-29s to the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II,” said Great Bend Airport Manager and Airfest Director Martin Miller. “Great Bend Army Airfield (now known as Great Bend Municipal Airport) played a major role in the initial training of flight crews on the B-29. Having Doc at our air show in September will offer a unique perspective of our airport’s legacy and history.”

B-29 Doc Flight Experience tickets are on sale now for Doc’s appearance at the Great Bend Airfest. Information about rides and flight ticket information can be found here: www.b29doc.com/rides.

For questions and admission information for the Great Bend Airfest show, visit www.greatbendairfest.com.

Event Details for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour in Great Bend (Great Bend Airfest)
  • B-29 Doc will be available for ground and flight deck tours during the air show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
  • B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-22 prior to and following the air show all three days. For details about B-29 Doc Flight Experience Rides, visit www.b29doc.com/rides.

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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 includes 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.

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