One of the lead aircraft that delivered the first Allied troops to France on D-Day in 1944 will join the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour in Mason City, IA, July 20-23. Both historic warbirds will arrive at Mason City Municipal Airport July 19, and will be available for flight experience rides along with ground and cockpit tours during the four-day tour stop.
B-29 Doc is one of only two B-29 Superfortress aircraft still airworthy and flying, and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Central Texas Wing’s C-47 That’s All…Brother place in history and its service to liberate France during World War II is a remarkable story.
“Hosting both of these historic warbirds is a unique and one-of-a-kind event for Mason City and the surrounding area,” said David Sims, Mason City airport manager. “Both aircraft have storied pasts and provide up close and personal access to our nation’s history. We are proud to host this event and give people the opportunity to see two of the airplanes that served to protect our freedom during World War II.”
Ride flight tickets for B-29 Doc and C-47 That’s All…Brother are on sale now for the tour event at Mason City Municipal Airport. Information about rides and flight ticket purchasing can be found here: www.b29doc.com/rides and https://thatsallbrother.org/tour/.
The tour stop in Mason City will be the third time in 2023 that Doc and That’s All…Brother will share a ramp together. The first was in April in San Marcos, TX, and the second will be in Wichita, KS two weeks prior to Mason City.
Event Details for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour and C-47 That’s All…Brother in Mason City
B-29 Doc and That’s All…Brother will arrive at Mason City Municipal Airport Wednesday, July 19 and will be available for ground and cockpit tours when the aircraft are not operating ride flights. The ramp will be open for public access Thursday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Friday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The hours on Saturday and Sunday for ground and cockpit tours will be from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. both days, and will be subject to the aircraft ride schedules. Admission for the ground and cockpit tour event will be $10 per person and $20 per family with tickets available at the gate. Ride flight tickets are on sale now for both aircraft:
B-29 Doc: www.b29doc.com/rides
C-47 That’s All…Brother: https://thatsallbrother.org/tour/
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Ground and cockpit tours will also be available Friday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. both days following morning ride flights.
Admission for the ground and cockpit tours will be $10 per person or $20 per family.
For details about B-29 Doc Flight Experience Rides, visit www.b29doc.com/rides.