Each year, B-29 Doc and the B-29 Doc History Restored tour travels to cities across the United States giving people a chance to experience and see B-29 Doc up close and personal. Doc’s annual tour mission includes an average of 120 flight hours, beginning in early April and spanning through the summer until late October.
Tour stops include ground and flight deck tours, as well as B-29 Doc Flight Experiences.
GROUND & COCKPIT TOURS
We’ve all seen airplanes fly overhead, but when B-29 Doc is on the ramp at an air show or community, giving people the opportunity to climb inside a B-29 and learn about the history, science and technology of the machine that helped deliver victory to the Allies in the face of oppression during World War II is something special.
The B-29 Doc team takes great pride in hosting thousands of visitors inside the cockpit while on tour each year, sharing the history of the world’s first high-altitude, pressurized bomber. Visitors to Doc on tour have the unique opportunity to learn about the manufacturing marvels of the B-29, as well as bits of history about B-29 Doc and its place as one of only two B-29 Superfortress aircraft still airworthy and flying today.
B-29 DOC FLIGHT EXPERIENCE
In addition to climbing inside B-29 Doc on the ground, thanks to a Living History Flight Exemption granted by the FAA, warbird enthusiasts can experience the sights, sounds and smells of what it’s like to fly in a B-29.
The B-29 Doc Flight Experience is a one-of-a-kind, world-class experience that will leave those who take a ride with a memory that will last a lifetime. Each B-29 Doc Flight Experience excursion lasts approximately 90 minutes and includes a 30-minute ride. Prior to takeoff, passengers will experience a crew briefing and learn more about the history of the B-29 and the role it played in U.S. history. As the only warbird offering ride flight experiences with fully connected audio and intercom headsets, passengers also get to hear and see the sights and sounds of engine starts and run-ups prior to takeoff, listening in on crew checklists and communications with ground teams and air traffic control.