Hangar bricks and granite tiles have arrived; VIDEO of Doc rolling into the hangar for the first time
The first round of brick and granite tiles that were ordered by B-29 Doc Hangar and Education Center supporters has arrived at the new Doc hangar. As construction crews continue to put the finishing touches on the new 32,000 sq. ft. facility in Wichita, Kans., bricklayers are working to install the bricks and granite tiles in the plaza area in front of Doc’s new home.
The plaza installation is expected to be completed by the end of November and ready for the January 2019 grand opening and open house event. Donors who have also purchased additional donor bricks, tiles and/or certificates will soon receive those items just in time for the upcoming holiday season.
You can still purchase a brick or granite paver to honor a loved one, or to simply say you’re a part of the Doc’s Friends family! Click here to learn how you can get involved today!
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Doc’s Friends celebrated the completion of major construction work on the new B-29 Doc Hangar and Education Center when Doc was officially rolled into his new hangar. The volunteer team is now working to complete the rest of the hangar move-in process before winter maintenance begins in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, work continues on the education and visitors center portion of the project. The work includes the need to to raise an additional $800,000 to help finish the education and visitors center. Construction and installation work for the education and visitor’s center is expected to be completed by the end of the year, pending additional funds raised. The B-29 Doc Hangar and Education Center is expected to open to the public in January. Details on the grand opening event will be released soon!