B-29 Doc adds Statesville, NC to the 2024 Tour Season in April & May

Last Updated 3/25/2024In Latest City News, Homepage

WICHITA, Kan., & STATESVILLE, N.C., March 21, 2024 – The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour will land at Statesville Regional Airport, April 30 through May 2.

B-29 Doc, one of 1,644 B-29 Superfortress aircraft built by the Boeing Company in Wichita, KS, during World War II, will be available for ground and cockpit tours, as well as B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides during the tour stop in Statesville.

“When you can climb inside a historic aircraft and experience real-life history in person, it’s inspiring,” said Statesville Airport Director John Ferguson. “We are thrilled to be able to host B-29 Doc and give people a chance to see this incredibly rare warbird.”

B-29 Doc Flight Experience tickets are on sale now at www.b29doc.com/rides. Ground and cockpit tour tickets will be available for purchase on the days of the event at the gate. While the aircraft is on the ground, visitors will be able to climb inside the cockpit through the forward bomb bay to get a look inside one of only two B-29 Superfortresses still airworthy and flying today.

“The legacy of our nation’s airpower during World War II was built on aircraft like the B-29 Superfortress,” said Josh Wells, B-29 Doc executive director. “Being able to showcase and honor the legacies of the men and women who designed, built, flew and maintained B-29s and other warbirds provides a unique and up-close experience to learn about our nation’s history.”

The tour stop in Statesville will be in the middle of a six-week tour for Doc, which will launch out of its home base in Wichita, KS, in mid-April for tour stops in seven states, including South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio and Indiana. More information about the B-29 Doc tour schedule is available at www.b29doc.com/events.

Event Details for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour in Statesville, NC

B-29 Doc will arrive at Statesville Regional Airport Monday, April 29 and will be available for ground and cockpit tours, Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides will be available April 30 and May 1 at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. both days. Ride flight tickets are on sale now via www.b29doc.com/rides. Admission for ground and cockpit tours will be

$10 per person or $20 per family. Tickets for ground tours will be available at the gate. Public entrance for the event will be at Statesville Regional Airport, 238 Airport Road, Statesville, NC.


On the web: www.b29doc.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/B29DocsFriends

Facebook: www.facebook.com/B29Doc

Media Contact:

Josh Wells, B-29 Doc, (316) 358-9894 [email protected]

John Ferguson, Statesville Regional Airport, (704) 873-1111 [email protected]

About Doc’s Friends and B-29 Doc

Doc’s Friends, Inc., is a 501c3 non-profit board managing the operation of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress known as Doc. Doc is a B-29 Superfortress and one of 1,644 manufactured in Wichita during World War II. It is one of only two remaining B-29s that are still airworthy and flying today. 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 todays and future generations on the contributions of the Greatest Generation during wartime.

About the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour and B-29 Doc Flight Experience

Each year, B-29 Doc travels to cities across the United States to allow aviation enthusiasts a chance to B-29 Doc up-close and personal. Doc’s annual tour mission includes an average of 100 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. The 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 the 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.

About the City of Statesville

The City of Statesville is truly a diverse community that welcomes new people, new voices and ideas, new industry, and business. We have already made significant investments in our downtown amenities, our business sector, our schools, our infrastructure, and more is on the horizon. We are creating a dynamic future for ourselves as we build on our successful history and the positive energy we experience today, all the while incorporating the values and quality of life that we cherish. To learn more visit www.statesvillenc.net.

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