Take a Ride of a Lifetime

Fly through the skies in B-29 Doc, a rare World War II bomber!

Experience a piece of history 8,000 feet up, as you find yourself where veterans once sat as they fought for freedom.

Each B-29 Doc Flight Experience will last approximately 90 minutes and include a 30-minute ride. Prior to takeoff, passengers will experience a crew briefing and learn more about the history of the B-29 and role it played in U.S. history. Passengers will also get to hear and see the sights and sounds of engine starts and run-ups prior to takeoff.

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Seat locations & pricing

Each B-29 Doc Flight Experience flight has 11 seats:

  • Bombardier ($1,500)
  • Cockpit/Pilot Observer ($1,200)
  • Radio Operator ($1,200)
  • Navigator ($1,200)
  • Master Gunner ($600)
  • Gunner ($600 each, six seats)

The Bombardier, Cockpit/Pilot Observer and Navigator seats are in the forward section (front) of the aircraft, while the Master Gunner and six Gunner seats are in the aft section (back) of the aircraft. Each seat provides its own unique, one-of-a-kind experience with seat-specific views and experiences.

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2024 B-29 Doc Flight Experience Schedule

We are excited for the 2024 B-29 Doc History Restored Tour season! More ride flight cities/locations/tour stops will be added soon. Click here to sign up to be among the first to know when flights and tour stops are added to the B-29 Doc schedule.

Lawrenceville, GA: March 23-24
Sarasota, FL: March 26 & 27
Baton Rouge, LA: April 2 & 3
Georgetown, SC: April 27 & 28
Terre Haute, IN: May 31-June 2
Columbia, MO: July 16 & 17
Moline, IL: July 20 & 21
Oshkosh EAA AirVenture: July 22-25
St. Joseph , MO: Sept. 13-15
Great Bend, KS – Sept. 20-22

What is it like to ride in B-29 Doc?

Many of our riders say it’s a breathtaking, overwhelming and once-in-a-lifetime, bucket list experience. Watch the video above for a peek inside during the flight, but we promise…the real thing is so MUCH better!

Honor. Educate. Connect.

The mission of Doc’s Friends 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you sell gift cards for rides?

A gift card for the B-29 Doc Flight Experience is the perfect gift for all occasions: Holidays, Birthdays, Graduation, Retirement…or just because! When you purchase a gift card for a B-29 Doc Flight Experience, the recipient can use the gift card to book their B-29 Doc flight, or they can use the funds on the card to upgrade to a seat of their choice. Learn more about gift cards >

How much does it cost to operate B-29 Doc?

Well, when most people go to the gas station, the cost ranges from $50-$100 depending upon how many gallons of gas you purchase and the price of gas. When we go to the gas station to get fuel for Doc, well, it’s a bit more complicated (and expensive)!

On average, Doc burns approximately 450 gallons of 100LL (avgas) per flight hour. And, on average, the price per gallon of 100LL is $5.70. That means for only one hour of flying time, it costs approximately $2,500 in fuel alone.  But wait, there’s more!

In addition to fuel and oil costs, we must also take into consideration propeller, engine and maintenance reserves and costs.

So, all-in, the estimated cost per flight hour is about $3,600. And, we typically fly about 10-15 hours per month so…yeah, it’s a big number.

Why do we do it?  That’s simple: Honor. Educate. Connect.

Are there any passenger restrictions?

Each passenger must be at least 6-years-old, able to climb a 6′ ladder and enter the crew entry door, which is 19″ wide and 32″ tall in the aft section. Passengers must also be able to climb through the pressure bulkhead door (circle) which is 29.5″ inches in diameter. For the forward section, passengers must be able to climb a 6′ ladder and enter through the forward crew entry door, which is 37″ x 29″. All passengers onboard B-29 Doc must also be able to sit in their own seat, operate their own seatbelt , and must be able to respond to commands from the flight crew, if necessary, during flight.

What’s your refund policy?

All B-29 Doc Flight Experience sales are final. If there is a need to delay or change the flight time or date due to weather, sky conditions, aircraft maintenance or airport operations, we will reschedule all passengers for either later in the day or the next day. Every attempt will be made to keep the flights on time and as scheduled, especially as it relates to the date of the flight. If a passenger is not able to delay the flight or reschedule to another flight, the ticket will be refunded. That decision will be made on the day of the flight. Additionally, if the passenger has a medical condition or diagnosis that interferes with the passenger’s ability to fly in B-29 Doc, a refund will be issued. All ticketed passengers are responsible for their own travel to and from the location of the flight departure; all passengers are required to arrive at the flight departure site no later than one hour prior to the scheduled flight departure. We also offer flight ticket transfers, but that must be handled 24 hours prior to the flight.

Questions? Contact us today by emailing experience@b29doc.com.