Flying into the hearts and minds of the next generation…
The task of restoring Doc spanned more than two decades from the Mojave Desert in California to its birthplace in Wichita, Kansas. Volunteers spent more than 450,000 hours restoring the majestic warbird to give it life for generations to come.
Doc’s mission today 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.
B-29 Doc, up-close and personal; the experience of a lifetime!
B-29 Doc itself is one of only two remaining B-29 Superfortresses still flying today. Builtin 1944 as one of 1,644 B-29s manufactured by the Boeing Company, Doc’s Friends has given new life to the warbird that helped deliver absolute victory to America and its allies during World War II. Each year, the aircraft logs more than 100 flight hours and travels to cities across the United States for air shows and B-29 Doc History Restored Tours stops, which include allowing people to get an up-close and personal look inside a B-29. Additionally, B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides give warbird enthusiasts a unique look into the warbird that helped protect freedom.
Your donation, no matter the size, will go directly to supporting Doc’s mission and long-term goals. Whether you donate to the operations fund for flight and maintenance operations, or if you want to be involved in the B-29 Doc Hangar and Education Center, your involvement is key to the success of Doc’s mission. At this time, B-29 Doc and Doc’s Friends, Inc., is a 100% volunteer-led organization, which means all revenues generated by the aircraft tours and donations are used to fund the operation and sustainment of B-29 Doc.
The Future of B-29 Doc
Give History A Home
The new home for Doc will be an interactive B-29 Hangar and Education Center. Your gift will help us finalize our flight plan. Generations to come will have the opportunity to enjoy and experience this prominent figure in our nation’s history. B-29 Doc will act as a back drop inside the center for the public to enjoy bit of science, technology, engineering and mathematics that go hand-in-hand with aviation.
A world-class 30,000 sq. ft. museum hangar will preserve Doc in flying condition and display the priceless Superfortress to the public.
A Back Drop for STEM
Science | Technology | Engineering | Mathematics
Today, curriculum that is STEM-based utilizes real-life situations to help students learn. Using B-29 Doc as a back drop inside the B-29 Doc Education Center, children of all ages will have opportunities to see how STEM concepts related to aviation and it shaped our nation’s history, sparking a passion for a future career in a STEM field.
Honor the men and women who sacrificed so much for the freedom of others – including those who designed, built, maintained an flew Doc during and after WWII.
Connect people with their rich heritage and offer enthusiasts the thrill of experiencing a B-29 up close.
Educate today’s and future generation son the contributions made by the Greatest Generation during wartime.
Help us Pave a Home for Doc
As we begin our final phase of building a home for Doc, you can help pave the way with your name. With your help, we can make the B-29 Doc Hangar and Education Center a reality. Your contribution will put your name or company name in the hangar plaza, which will be a centerpiece for all who visit. It will also serve as a memorial to those who have volunteered, served and dedicated their life to our nation.
Doc is a B-29 Superfortress and one of 1,644 manufactured in Wichita during World War II. Doc was found in 1987 sitting and rotting away in the Mojave Desert. Since then the historic warbird has been restored to flying status, serving as a flying museum.Learn More