The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour will land in Tulsa, Okla., at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium (TASM), June 8-11, 2023, at Tulsa International Airport.
The tour stop will include B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides, along with ground and cockpit tours of B-29 Doc, one of only two B-29 Superfortress aircraft still airworthy and flying today.
“The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium is an inspiring facility that tells the story of aviation and provides visitors unique and up close exposure to the world of flight,” said Josh Wells, B-29 Doc executive director. “We are excited to partner with the TASM team to bring Doc back to Tulsa to bolster our shared mission of honoring our nation’s heroes, showcasing the legacy of aviation in our nation, and inspiring future generations of aviators.”
B-29 Doc Flight Experience tickets are on sale now for the tour event at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium. Information about rides and flight ticket information can be found here: www.b29doc.com/rides.
“We are excited to bring a piece of living history to the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium and we hope this visit continues to inspire the next generation to pursue a career in aerospace here in Oklahoma,” said Tonya Blansett, TASM executive director.
For questions about TASM and more information, visit www.tulsamuseum.org.
Event Details for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour in Tulsa
B-29 Doc will arrive at Tulsa International Airport Thursday, June 8 and will be hosted by the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium. Ground and flight deck tours will be available Friday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., following morning ride flight schedules both days. For details about B-29 Doc Flight Experience Rides, visit www.b29doc.com/rides. Admission for ground and cockpit tours will be $5 per person or $10 per family with the purchase of a museum admission. Tickets for ground tours will be available at the gate. The public entrance for the event will be through the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium, 3624 N. 74th E Ave., Tulsa, OK, 74115.
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.
The mission of TASM is to inspire science-based learning through discovery touches tens of thousands of students each year through school field trips, day camps, after-school programs, outreach programs and week-long summer camps. These children will become Oklahoma’s workforce of tomorrow, and they deserve the very best education that we can provide. The museum acts as a window for discovering regional opportunities for careers in aerospace and the advanced education system that is available to pursue those careers. The business community also benefits from this growing employment pool, while young people learn about job opportunities in one of the largest industry sector in the state.