B-29 Superfortress “Doc” lands in Monroe
MONROE, La. (KNOE) - A B-29 Superfortress plane descended into Monroe early Monday bringing the History Restored Tour to Louisiana.
B-29 Doc is one of the only two flying B-29 Superfortresses in the world. Doc was one of the aircraft built by the Boeing Company in Wichita in the 1940s during World War II.
Doc was built in 1944 and was assigned to a radar calibration squadron in upstate New York. It was a part of the Snow White squadron where it got its name.
Volunteers worked to restore the plane, and now it’s been flying again since 2016.
“Our mission is to honor the men and women who serve our country and who have served our country. To honor the greatest generation and tell their story about World War II. That’s what we do all across the country. We really want people to get up close and personal with our airplane,” B-29 “Doc” Executive Director Josh Wells said.
Tours and rides are available for April 20-22, 2021. On Tuesday, there are ground and cockpit tours available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Doc Flight Experience rides will be available at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. followed by ground and flight deck tours from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For more details about the Doc Flight Experience and to purchase tickets, click here.
Admission for the display event and flight deck tours will be $10 per person. Visitors can enter the event in Monroe at AvFlight Aviation (5410 Operation Road). Tickets for the ground and flight deck tours can be purchased at the event.
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