The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour will land at the Nebraska State Fly-In 2023 in June at Grand Island Central Regional Airport.
B-29 Doc, one of only two B-29 Superfortress aircraft still airworthy and flying today, will arrive in Grand Island Thursday, June 1 and will be available for B-29 Flight Experience Rides Friday, June 2, along with ground and cockpit tours and B-29 rides during the fly-in event on Saturday, June 3.
“The Central Nebraska Regional Airport is thrilled to host B-29 Doc,” said Mike Olson, executive airport director. “This aircraft will be the centerpiece of our airshow that will draw spectators from all across Nebraska just to view this historic aircraft.”
B-29 Doc Flight Experience tickets are on sale now for the tour event at the Grand Island Central Regional Airport and Nebraska State Fly-In. Information about rides and flight ticket information can be found here: www.b29doc.com/rides.
“We are honored to be among the participants in the 2023 Nebraska State Fly-In to promote aviation in Nebraska and to spark inspiration for future aviators,” said Josh Wells, B-29 Doc executive director. “Nebraska has a rich aviation heritage, including being home to one of four manufacturing plants that built B-29 aircraft during World War II. We are looking forward to sharing the experience of an up-close and personal view of a B-29 with our friends in Nebraska.”
For questions about the Nebraska State Fly-In, visit: www.nebraskaaviationcouncil.org
Event Details for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour in Grand Island
B-29 Doc will arrive at the Grand Island Central Regional Airport Thursday, June 1. B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides will be available June 2, 3 and 4, with ground and cockpit tours available during the Fly-In air show event, Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details about B-29 Doc Flight Experience Rides, visit www.b29doc.com/rides.
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.