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The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour will land in Allentown, PA, at Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), May 9-12, 2024

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 at Hangar 10 / Gate 42B (602 Hayden Circle, Allentown, PA 18109).

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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.

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.

“B-29 Doc provides a unique experience for people to climb inside one of only two remaining B-29 Superfortress bombers and learn about the technological marvel that helped deliver victory to the Allied Forces during World War II,” said Josh Wells, B-29 Doc executive director. “Our mission is to honor the legacies of the Greatest Generation and the stories of those who designed, built, flew and maintained these historic warbirds to protect freedom.”

Allentown will be the fifth of eight stops for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour in April and May. Complete details about the B-29 Doc tour schedule can be found online at www.b29doc.com/events.

Event Details for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour in Allentown, PA

B-29 Doc will arrive at ABE (Hangar 10) on Monday, May 6, and will be available for ground and cockpit tours Thursday and Friday, May 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides will be available Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. both days, followed by ground and cockpit tours from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. *Parking will be available in lot behind Hangar 7. 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. B-29 Doc will be hosted by ABE during the tour stop in Allentown.

 


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 today’s 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.