Take a thrilling ride in a vintage B-29 bomber plane this April in Georgetown

27 Feb

Take a thrilling ride in a vintage B-29 bomber plane this April in Georgetown

You can experience the thrill of flying in a World War II bomber aircraft this spring on South Carolina’s Hammock Coast® as part of a special four-day event.

B-29 Doc, one of 1,644 B-29 Superfortress aircraft built by the Boeing Company in Wichita, Kansas, during World War II and one of only two B-29 bombers still airworthy and flying today, will bring its History Restored Tour to Georgetown County Airport on April 25-28.

Doc B-29, a World War II bomber plane, will offer public tours and flights at the Georgetown County Airport this spring. (Photo courtesy of B-29 Doc)

The tour stop at Georgetown County Airport will feature ground and cockpit tours, along with B-29 Doc Flight Experience Rides.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience living history provided to us by the Greatest Generation,” said Georgetown County Airport Director Jim Taylor.

Tickets for B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides for the event, which are $600-$1,500 per person, depending on seats chosen, are on sale now. Click here. Tickets for ground and cockpit tours, which are $10 per person or $20 per family, will be available at the gate during the event.

B-29 Doc flight tickets are on sale now online. (Photo courtesy of B-29 Doc)

“The B-29 Doc History Restored Tour offers a unique opportunity for people to get up close and personal with history,” said Josh Wells, B-29 Doc executive director. “Our mission is to honor the legacies of the men and women who designed, built, flew, and maintained historic warbirds to ensure victory during World War II for Allied Forces. Through Doc’s tour season each year, our focus is to preserve our nation’s history and inspire the next generation of leaders and workers in aviation, technology, science, and space flight.”

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

Each year, B-29 Doc travels to cities across the United States to allow aviation enthusiasts a chance to see the 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 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. Passengers will also get to hear and see the sights and sounds of engine starts and run-ups prior to takeoff.

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.

B-29 Doc will arrive at Georgetown County Airport (KGGE) on Wednesday, April 24, and will be available for ground and cockpit tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, April 25 and 26. B-29 Doc Flight Experience Rides are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, and will be followed by ground and cockpit tours in the afternoon of both days.

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 World War II. It also connects people with the rich heritage of the B-29 and allows aviation enthusiasts to experience the thrill of a B-29 up close; and educates today’s and future generations on the contributions of the Greatest Generation during wartime.

This is the view from inside the cockpit of the B-29 Doc. (Photo courtesy of B-29 Doc)

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