The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour has added the 2023 Lunken Airport Days Celebration, Sept. 2-3. to its 2023 schedule. The event hosted by the Cincinnati Warbirds EAA Squadron 18 is in its 28th year and is one of the premier warbird events in the Midwest region.
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. Doc will arrive in Cincinnati Thursday, August 31, and will begin hosting rides Friday, Sept. 1, with ground and cockpit tours during the Lunken Days event Sept.2 & 3, as well as Monday, Sept 4.
“The foundation of our mission with B-29 Doc is to honor the men and women who designed, built, flew and maintained B-29s and other aircraft during World War II, and to ensure their legacy and stories are not forgotten,” said Josh Wells, B-29 Doc executive director and general manager. “When we can partner with world-class teams such as the Cincinnati Warbirds EAA Squadron who share our mission, we are able to offer the experience and thrill of a hands-on and up-close look at our nation’s history. This event at Lunken Airport will give people a unique opportunity to climb inside historic aircraft and learn about the heroes who served as part of the Greatest Generation during the war.”
Each year, the Cincinnati Warbirds EAA Squadron 18, along with the City of Cincinnati and Lunken Airport, hosts the event to honor the men and women who have served, and who continue to serve, to protect freedom at home and abroad.
“We are honored to again host this event and share the history of Cincinnati and Lunken Airport, as well as the storied history of military and warbird aviation,” said Jim Stitt, Cincinnati Warbirds EAA Squadron 18 president and commander. “Having B-29 Doc join us for the 2023 event in September will provide another unique and one-of-a-kind opportunity for people to get up close and personal with history while honoring our nation’s military heroes. There will be something for all ages to see and do, including aircraft and helicopter rides, aircraft tours, military vehicles, classic cars, exhibitors, food trucks, and activities to honor veterans.”
In addition to B-29 Doc, several other military aircraft and vehicles will be on display. For more information about the event, visit the Cincinnati Warbirds EAA Squadron 18 website at https://warbirds.clubexpress.com/
B-29 Doc Flight Experience tickets are on sale now for the tour event in Cincinnati. Information about rides and flight ticket information can be found here: www.b29doc.com/rides.
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.
About Cincinnati Warbirds EAA Squadron 18
The Cincinnati Warbirds EAA Squadron 18 is a 501c3 non-profit educational organization founded in 1996 whose mission is to PRESERVE historic military aircraft; HONOR our veterans and current military for their service and sacrifice; EDUCATE the public about the role they played in defending our freedom and building our country; and INSPIRE future generations to continue the legacy. The squadron organizes and sponsors numerous events including displays of historic warbirds, trips to airshows and museums, educational seminars and scholarships, warbird restoration projects, and other functions of interest to members.