B-29s are best known as the type of plane that dropped bombs on Japan during the infamous world war. Doc itself was assigned to radar calibration duty. The squadron was known as The Seven Dwarfs.
For years, enthusiasts and those who were simply curious had to wait for an event to see the restored plane, but now there is a permanent hangar and education center located at Eisenhower International Airport in Wichita, KS.
“B-29 Doc serves as the backdrop for the public to enjoy bits of history, science, technology, engineering and mathematics that go hand-in-hand with aviation. As a real-life maintenance center, B-29 Doc volunteers will be actively working to maintain the historic warbird while visitors watch, ask questions and learn about the marvels of B-29 Doc.”
The B-29 Doc Hangar & Education Center promotes the aviation history and heritage in Wichita, and is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
The 42,000 sq.ft. facility located at Eisenhower National Airport opened to the public on January 26, 2019.
Admission to the center is $10 per person (+$5 for cockpit access) or $20 for a family of up to five people (+$10 for cockpit access).