The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour will make a return trip to Mason City Municipal Airport in July. B-29 Doc, one of only two B-29 Superfortress aircraft still airworthy and flying today, will arrive in Mason City July 19, 2023, and will be available for B-29 Flight Experience Rides along with ground and cockpit tours during the four-day tour stop, July 20-23.
“The Mason City Municipal Airport is very happy to bring a piece of history to North Iowa for people to experience,” said David Sims, Mason City airport manager. “We welcome everyone to the airport this July to see Doc and get an inside look at this historic aircraft.”
B-29 Doc Flight Experience tickets are on sale now for the tour event at Mason City Municipal Airport. Information about rides and flight ticket information can be found here: www.b29doc.com/rides.
“We are excited to return to Mason City and Clear Lake to share the experience of getting up close and personal with a B-29 Superfortress,” said Josh Wells, B-29 Doc executive director. “Our mission is to honor the legacy and share the stories of the Greatest Generation while inspiring the next generation of aviators. The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour provides a unique opportunity for people to see and climb inside a World War II bomber and learn about the heroes who served to protect our freedom at home and abroad.”
Event Details for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour in Mason City
B-29 Doc will arrive at Mason City Municipal Airport Wednesday, July 19 and will be available for ground and cockpit tours Thursday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by ride flights at 5 and 6 p.m. Ground and cockpit tours will also be available Friday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. both days following morning ride flights. For details about B-29 Doc Flight Experience Rides, visit www.b29doc.com/rides. Admission for the ground and cockpit tours will be $10 per person or $20 per family.
About Doc’s Friends and B-29 Doc
Doc’s Friends, Inc., is a 501c3 non-profit board that owns and manages 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.