A New Mission and You Can Be Involved!
The task of restoring Doc has been enormous, the the selfless effort by volunteers will give future generations a glimpse into history, beyond value. The view from the cockpit and blister window of a precious flying tribute to that who built and flew the warbirds of freedom will be inspiring. That is, if we keep Doc flying in pristine condition. For this, Doc needs a home. A hangar and museum of Doc’s birthplace city of Wichita, will protect the aircraft from the elements, accommodate vital maintenance and serve as a living exhibit, to preserve our very history. This is critical to Doc’s legacy. It’s critical to educating future generations.
Doc Depends On Us!
Doc’s mission now and in the future depends on us. In order to HONOR the men and women who sacrificed so much to protect our freedom, to EDUCATE generations to come about the contributions made by the Greatest Generation and to CONNECT people with the rich history of the B-29, we need your help.
Building a permanent home for our historic warbird means giving HISTORY A HOME. This world-class operating and museum-type hangar will preserve Doc in flying condition while giving our volunteer restoration and maintenance crew a place to maintain and share the thrill of experiencing a B-29 up close.
Your donation, no matter the size, will go directly to supporting Doc’s mission 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.
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