California Tour Confirmed: B-29 Doc to Make Four Stops in the Golden State

The B-29 Superfortress known as Doc will bring its B-29 Doc Flight Experience and ground display tour to California with five stops on the west coast September 19 through October 6.

Doc’s California tour will include stops: Van Nuys, Chino, MCAS Miramar, San Diego and Sacramento. Each stop will feature B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides, along with ground and flight deck tours.

“It’s been nearly 20 years since Doc was in California and this west coast tour features stops in the area near where B-29 Doc was rescued from the Mojave Desert at China Lake Naval Station two decades ago,” said Josh Wells, B-29 Doc general manager and executive director. “We are excited to bring Doc back to California to honor those men and women who worked so hard to rescue Doc from desolation, and who were the first heroes in Doc’s restoration story.” 

The California tour follow tour stops in Albuquerque, NM and Phoenix, AZ, with those stops scheduled for Sept. 13-15 at Cutter Aviation at Albuquerque International Sunport, and Sept. 17-18 at Cutter Aviation at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which were previously announced.

Event Details for B-29 Doc in Van Nuys, CA

B-29 Doc will be hosted by Clay Lacy Aviation (7435 Valjean Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406), Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22. Gates will open Friday, Sept. 20 for static ground and flight deck tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ground and flight deck tours will also be available Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., following morning ride flights.  Admission for the static display event and flight deck tours will be $10 per person. The flight schedule for the B-29 Doc Flight Experience is 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22. For details about the B-29 Doc Flight Experience and to purchase ride tickets, visit www.b29doc.com/rides

Visitors can enter the event in Van Nuys at Clay Lacy Aviation (7435 Valjean Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406). Tickets for static ground and flight deck tours can be purchased at the event.

Event Details for B-29 Doc in Chino, CA

Flying Tigers Aviation and Planes of Fame Air Museum at Chino Airport will host B-29 Doc in Chino, CA, Tuesday, Sept. 24 through Thursday, Sept. 26. Gates will open Sept. 24 for static ground and flight deck tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ground and flight deck tours will also be available Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Thursday, Sept. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., following morning ride flights.  Admission for the static display event and flight deck tours will be $10 per person. The flight schedule for the B-29 Doc Flight Experience is 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Thursday, Sept. 26. For details about the B-29 Doc Flight Experience and to purchase ride tickets, visit www.b29doc.com/rides

Visitors can enter the event at Planes of Fame and Flying Tigers Aviation at the Flying Tigers main entrance (7000 Merrill Avenue, Chino, CA 91710). Tickets for static ground and flight deck tours can be purchased at the event.

Event Details for B-29 Doc at MCAS Miramar

B-29 Doc will visit the 2019 MCAS Miramar Airshow, Friday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 29. Doc will be available for static ground and flight deck tours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the entirety of the air show. MCAS Miramar Airshow information is available online at www.miramarairshow.com

Event Details for B-29 Doc at California Capital Airshow, Sacramento, CA

B-29 Doc will attend the 2019 California Capital Airshow at Mather Airport in Sacramento, CA, Oct. 5-6. Doc will be on static display during the show for ground and flight deck tours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days of the show. B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides will be available following the show both days, with flights at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Oct. 5 and 6.  For details about the B-29 Doc Flight Experience and to purchase ride tickets, visit www.b29doc.com/rides

California Capital Airshow ticket information and the show’s complete schedule is available online at www.californiacapitalairshow.com.

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