Doc will arrive in Houston, Monday, May 3 and will be available for ground and cockpit tours Wednesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 6 tours are available 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Friday May 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum will open at 9 a.m. on Friday to accommodate tour and museum visitors.
B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides will be available at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9, followed by ground and flight deck tours on those days from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission for the static display event and flight deck tours will be $5 per person in addition to the Lone Star Flight Museum general admission ticket. General admission tickets start at $9.95 with senior and military discounts.
B-29 Doc Flight Experience tickets are on sale now at www.b29doc.com/rides.
“The Lone Star Flight Museum’s mission of preserving history, while inspiring and educating future generations matches our mission with B-29 Doc,” said Josh Wells, B-29 Doc general manager and executive director. “We are excited to bring B-29 Doc to Houston and partner with the Lone Star Flight Museum to give people an up-close and unique experience with one of the historic bombers that delivered victory and protected freedom during World War II.”
B-29 Doc is one of 1,644 B-29 Super Fortresseses built by the Boeing Company in Wichita, KS, during World War II. It’s also one of only two B-29s still airworthy and flying today.
LSFM President and CEO, Doug Owens added, “We are looking forward to welcoming B-29 Doc to the museum. Doc is such an impressive aircraft and a WWII legend. This is an amazing opportunity for our members, visitors and supporters to experience the B-29 Doc up close and personal. As supporters of Doc’s Friends, we are proud to join in their efforts to honor, educate and connect people with the history of WWII and the sacrifices made by those who served. I hope Houstonians of all ages come out and take part in this rare opportunity.”
B-29 Doc visitors can enter the event through the Lone Star Flight Museum at 11551 Aerospace Ave., Houston, TX 77034. Museum tickets can be purchased on site or online at LoneStarFlight.org.
The tour stop in Houston will wrap up a nearly four-week tour that includes stops in Fayetteville, AR, Monroe, LA, Mobile, AL, and New Orleans, LA.