WICHITA, Kan - The restored World War II aircraft known as "Doc" will have some stops in Kansas and Missouri as part of its 2018 tour.
A partial schedule was announced in a press release from the group Doc's Friends, who helped to restore the aircraft and are now working to raise funds for a permanent hangar and educational center for the aircraft.
The historic B-29, one of only two that are still flying, will have a stop in June at the World War II Weekend event in Reading, Pennsylvania. In July the aircraft will appear at a show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and on September 8th and 9th the airplane will appear at the McConnell Air Force Base open house in Wichita. Doc will appear at the Tri-Annual Airfest in Great Bend September 28th through the 30th, and then it will appear at the Spirit of St. Louis event in St. Louis on October 13th and 14th.
Sedgwick County commissioners recently approved $200,000 to help Doc's Friends with the construction of a hangar near Eisenhower National Airport. A groundbreaking was held in September and major construction is expected to begin in January.