B-29 Doc and B-25 Berlin Express To Land in Cincinnati

B-29 Doc and B-25 Berlin Express to land in Cincinnati with the History Restored Tour

Berlin Express powering in for a flyby with smoke generators pluming in celebration of her successful first post-restoration flight. (photo by Jim Busha)
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B-29 Doc and the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) B-25 Berlin Express will bring the History Restored Tour to Cincinnati’s Lunken Airport, on May 23-27. The two historic World War II-era aircraft will be hosted by Cincinnati Warbirds EAA Chapter 18.

The tour stop will include ride flights for B-29 Doc and B-25 Berlin Express, along with ground and cockpit tours for both aircraft.

“Teaming up with the EAA and Berlin Express for this event in Cincinnati will give warbird fans a unique opportunity to see the aircraft that helped defend freedom and gave the Allies victory over oppression during World War II,” said Josh Wells, B-29 Doc executive director. “Having both aircraft on tour together allows us to further tell those stories and honor the men and women who have served our nation, and who continue to fight to protect freedom at home and abroad.”


Ride flight tickets for both aircraft are on sale now: B-29 Doc, via www.b29doc.com/rides and for B-25 Berlin Express, via www.flytheb25.org.

“Cincinnati has traditionally been a wonderful stop for our touring aircraft, as people are eager to see these rare pieces of flying history,” said Jeff Toline, EAA’s director of aircraft operations. “Having these airplanes in the region over Memorial Day weekend is also a fitting tribute to those who sacrificed in preserving liberty some 80 years ago. We are very much looking forward to being back in the Tri-State region once again.”

Berlin Express on her first post-restoration flight on April 20, 2019 (photo by Jim Busha)

The Cincinnati Warbird EAA Squadron 18 is known for hosting world-class events throughout the year that feature many iconic warbirds.

“It’s great that we are able to host B-29 Doc and B-25 Berlin Express over Memorial Day Weekend as we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Cincinnati Warbirds President, Jim Stitt

To cap off this special Memorial Day Weekend, Cincinnati Warbirds will hold its annual Swing Dance and USO Show to Honor Veterans the evening of Saturday, May 25 at Coney Island’s Moonlight Pavilion just minutes from Lunken Airport. For details and tickets visit www.cincinnatiwarbirds.org.

Event Details for B-29 Doc and B-25 Berlin Express in Cincinnati

B-29 Doc and B-25 Berlin Express will arrive in Cincinnati at Lunken Airport on Tuesday, May 21, and will be available for ground and cockpit tours on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, May 22-24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Ride flights will be available Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 22-24. Details on flight schedules can be found at www.b29doc.com and www.eaa.org. Admission for ground and cockpit tours will be $10 per person or $20 per family and tickets will be available at the gate the days of the event.

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 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 EAA
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and embodies The Spirit of Aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 290,000 members and 900 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org.

About B-25 Berlin Express
EAA’s B-25 Mitchell bomber represents the hundreds of these medium bombers used by the Allies during World War II in campaigns around the world. Its restoration was completed in 2019 and it is now painted in the markings of the Berlin Express, the airplane it portrayed in the movie Catch-22. More information is available at www.flytheb25.org.

About Cincinnati Warbirds EAA Squadron 18
The Cincinnati Warbirds EAA Squadron 18 is a 501c3 non-profit educational organization founded in 1996 whose mission is to PRESERVE historic military aircraft; HONOR our veterans and current military for their service and sacrifice; EDUCATE the public about the role they played in defending our freedom and building our country; and INSPIRE future generations to continue the legacy. The squadron organizes and sponsors numerous events including displays of historic warbirds, trips to airshows and museums, educational seminars and scholarships, warbird restoration projects, and other functions of interest to members.



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