B-29 Doc will host multiple World War II-era aircraft at the B-29 Doc Hangar, Education and Vistors Center in Wichita, July 3-9, 2023.
The week-long Warbird Squadron event will feature vintage and historic warbirds and aircraft, including four airplanes that will offer ride flight opportunities. Admission throughout the week will be $10 per person or $20 per family and includes ground and cockpit tours for all the aircraft attending the event.
The aircraft attending the July Warbird Squadron event will be:
- Aircraft Available for Ride Flights and Static Display
- B-29 Doc (Doc’s Friends: Wichita, KS)
- B-25 Berlin Express (EAA: Oshkosh, WI)
- C-47 Skytrain That’s All…Brother (CAF Central Texas Wing: San Marcos, TX)
- Stearman PT-13 (CAF Heart of America Wing: Gardner, KS)
- Aircraft Available for Static/Ground Display
- North American Aviation T-6 Texan
- Beechcraft T-34
- Fairchild PT-26
- Taylorcraft L-2
“We launched this event at our hangar in Wichita in 2021 with a mission of providing a unique and one-of-a-kind experience for people to get up close and personal with the historic aircraft that helped deliver victory to the Allied Forces during World War II,” said Josh Wells, B-29 Doc executive director. “In addition to B-29 Doc and B-25 Berlin Express, this year’s event will feature the C-47 Skytrain known as “That’s All…Brother,” which served as the lead aircraft in the aerial invasion formation of more than 800 Allied aircraft that dropped paratroopers into France on D-Day, June 6, 1944. These iconic aircraft help tell the story of the Greatest Generation and honor those who designed, built and flew these warbirds to protect freedom against oppression.”
In addition to the aircraft on display and operating ride flights, the Kansas Women in Aviation Hall of Fame and Exhibit, along with the B-29 Doc Hangar, Education and Visitors Center will be available for tour.
General admission to the event at the B-29 Doc Hangar, Education and Visitor Center will be $10 per person or $20 per family and doors will be open the following dates and times for the Warbird Weekend event:
July 5, 6 and 7
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 8 & 9
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
General admission tickets for the ground and static displays can be purchased at the door. Flight tickets for the aircraft participating in the event can be purchased via the information below:
B-29 Doc Flight Experience Tickets
www.b29doc.com/rides or 316-358-9894
B-25 Berlin Express Ride Tickets
www.flytheb25.org or 800-359-6217
C-47 That’s All…Brother Ride Tickets
https://commemorativeairforcecentraltexaswing.thundertix.com/ or 512-593-2417
PT-13 Stearman Ride Tickets
913-206-8027 or in person on the day of the event
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.
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and embodies The Spirit of Aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 270,000 members and 900 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAA.
About B-25 Berlin Express
EAA’s B-25 Mitchell bomber represents the hundreds of these medium bombs used by the Allies during World War II in campaigns around the world. Its restoration was completed in 2019 and it is now painted in the markings of the Berlin Express, the airplane it portrayed in the movie Catch-22. More information is available at FlyTheB25.org.
About Commemorative Air Force (CAF)
The CAF was founded to acquire, restore, and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft flown by all military services of the United States, as well as selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans. More than just a collection of airworthy warplanes from the past, the CAF’s fleet of 180 historic aircraft, known as the CAF Ghost Squadron, recreate, remind, and reinforce the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history. More information at www.commemorativeairforce.org.
About the C-47A That’s All, Brother
“That’s All, Brother” was the C-47A troop carrier aircraft that led the Airborne Invasion on D-Day, June 6, 1944, carrying 101st Airborne Division paratroopers into France during the D-Day invasion. During the remainder of WWII, “That’s All Brother” served in Operation Dragoon, Market Garden, the Relief of Bastogne, and Operation Varsity. After the war, the aircraft was sold as surplus and its contribution to history was almost forgotten. In 2015, the CAF rescued the aircraft from a boneyard and completed restoration to its WWII configuration in 2018. In June 2019, it returned to England and France for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day (flying over Omaha Beach on June 6, 2019) and plans to return to Europe for the 80th-anniversary commemorations in June 2024. More information at www.thatsallbrother.org.