B-29 Doc Returns to Oshkosh & EAA AirVenture 2023

(photo by Brett Schauf/Visual Media Group via Doc's Friends)


B-29 Doc will make a return trip to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, this summer as a featured performer and static display aircraft on Boeing Plaza. Doc, one of only two remaining B-29 Superfortress aircraft in the world that is still airworthy and flying, will also participate with the EAA in providing aircraft rides in Appleton alongside the EAA’s B-25 Berlin Express during the week.

“Our thanks to the Doc team for creating these added flight experiences during AirVenture week,” said Sean Elliott, EAA’s vice president of advocacy and safety. “Bringing together the opportunity to fly aboard one of only two airworthy B-29s left in the world while at Oshkosh will be an unforgettable moment for everyone. AirVenture attendees are in for a treat as well, as they will see this magnificent aircraft over their heads more than ever before!”

B-29 Doc will operate its B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides July 24-27 in Appleton, WI, and will perform in the AirVenture air show through the week before arriving on the show grounds Thursday evening, July 27, to be on static display for ground and cockpit tours Friday through Sunday, July 28-30. Ride flight tickets and merchandise for Doc will be available for purchase at the Bomber Shack in Warbird Alley at AirVenture beginning Monday, July 27.

Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, 509th Bomb Wing commander, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conducts pre-flight checks on Doc, a restored B-29 Superfortress, June 9, 2017, on McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Tibbets’ grandfather, retired Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr., piloted the ‘Enola Gay,’ during WWII and dropped the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tara Fadenrecht)

“Our mission with B-29 Doc is to honor the Greatest Generation and those who designed, built, flew and maintained warbirds to protect freedom at home and abroad–while at the same time–ensuring the legacies of these heroes are not forgotten,” said Josh Wells, B-29 Doc executive director. “We are humbled once again to be a part of EAA AirVenture and to be able to join other performers and attendees to share in the greater mission of inspiring future generations of aviators. In addition, working with the EAA team this year to provide B-29 Doc Flight Experience ride passengers with ground transportation to and from the AirVenture show grounds will allow even more access to the unique experience of getting up close and personal with these historic warbirds.”

B-29 Doc Flight Experience tickets are on sale now for the week of EAA AirVenture. Information about rides and flight ticket information can be found here: www.b29doc.com/rides.

Event Details for the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour at EAA AirVenture 2023

B-29 Doc will arrive at Appleton International Airport Sunday, July 23, and will host B-29 Doc Flight Experience Rides Monday, July 24 through Thursday, July 27. The flight path for the Doc ride flights will be over the EAA AirVenture showgrounds (as air traffic allows). Doc will arrive at Whitman Field on the EAA show grounds Thursday evening (July 27) and will be featured on Boeing Plaza Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 28-30, for static ground and cockpit tours. For details about B-29 Doc Flight Experience Rides, visit www.b29doc.com/rides.



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