The Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance Executive Committee is proud to welcome the B-29 Superfortress “Doc”

 

This is Doc’s first trip to the Western United States since its restoration!

 

 

 

 

This historic warbird with a 141-foot wingspan was one of 1,644 manufactured in Wichita, Kansas in March 1945 and served in multiple non-combat missions in the 1950s. Found abandoned in the Mojave Desert in 1987, Doc was acquired from the government and the complete overhaul restoration was finished in 2016. Doc is one of just two B-29s that are still flying today.

This will be the first time Doc comes to the Western United States since its restoration, giving attendees at this year’s event a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with this icon of U.S. Military and aviation history. In addition, Morgan Adams Concours attendees will have the opportunity to bid on one of nine seats on a flight in Doc on Sunday morning in the Live Auction!

 

Read the press release below.

 

 

B-29 Doc adds tour stop at Denver’s Centennial Airport
August 23rd-25th

                                                                                                                                                      

B-29 Doc Tour to Visit Denver Centennial Airport/The Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance/Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

WICHITA, Kan., August 12, 2019 The B-29 Superfortress known as Doc will bring its B-29 Doc Flight Experience tour to Centennial Airport in Englewood, CO, Friday, August 23 through Sunday, August 25.

Doc will arrive on Friday, August 23, and will be available for ground and flight deck tours on Saturday, the Aug. 24 and 25 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with admissions from the Wings Blue Sky Gallery at Centennial Airport. B-29 Doc Flight Experience rides, to be scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, will be available for purchase with admission through Wings Blue Sky Gallery. For details and to purchase tour and ride tickets, visit www.explorationofflight.org or www.b29doc.com/rides.

“We are excited to bring Doc to Colorado to share the history of the B-29, which is at the core of our mission to educate future generations about the Greatest Generation,” said Josh Wells, Doc’s Friends general manager and executive director. “Experiencing a Doc ground and flight deck tour, or a B-29 Doc Flight Experience, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that includes an up-close and personal look at one of the most magnificent flying machines ever built.”

While at Centennial, Doc, together with 45 other (mostly vintage) aircraft, will be on display on Saturday afternoon and evening, from 5-10 p.m., at the 17th Annual Morgan Adams Concours d’Elegance Saturday evening gala fundraiser for pediatric cancer research.

“The Morgan Adams Foundation and The Wings Over the Rockies Museum are singularly honored to host Doc’s Western United States debut. This affords the Centennial Airport Community, the Metro Denver area, and the entire Front Range Region an extraordinary opportunity to experience this unique piece of aviation history,” said Joan Slaughter, MAC’s founder and executive director. “We are incredibly grateful to Wings Over the Rockies and the team from “Doc’s Friends” for partnering with us to make this possible,” she added.

“Bringing Doc to Centennial Airport serves to underscore the Wings Museum’s commitment to the preservation of aviation history and the stimulation and advancement of aviation and S.T.E.M. education. At the same time, it stokes our own passion for flight,” Slaughter continued.
“The synergy of this collaborative effort with Doc and the MAF affords all three non-profits a unique opportunity to support each other, and, collectively, to fulfill their respective missions and purposes,” said Gen. John Barry, CEO of Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.

“We are humbled to be part of the event in Colorado to help the Morgan Adams Foundation continue to promote cancer research and join the fight with those who are battling the disease,” said Wells. “It’s a unique opportunity to join another non-profit organization to help it spread its mission and reach its goals.”

Manufactured in Wichita, Kansas in March 1945, Doc is one of 1,644 B-29s built during World War II, of which only two are still flying. Since recovering the aircraft from the Mojave Desert in 1987, Doc’s Friends volunteers have devoted over 400,000 hours to its restoration, which was completed in 2016.

Collectively, the host parties are extremely grateful to the Centennial Airport, the Centennial Airport community, and to the many sponsors and others who have helped to make this all possible; notably, among others, Aeroshell Oil Co.; Centennial Airport Authority (and its manager, Robert Olislagers); Denver Jet Center; the FAA Flight Standards District office; Centennial Airport Tower; KP Kauffman Petroleum; Lottman Oil Co.; Modern Aviation; Signature Flight Support; SunBorne Realty; TAC Air; and, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.

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On the web: www.b29doc.com.org, www.explorationofflight.org, and www.morganadamsfoundation.com
Twitter: @docsfriends, @wingsmuseum, and @morganadamsfdn
Facebook: Doc’s Friends, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, and The Morgan Adams Foundation

Media Contacts
Josh Wells, Doc’s Friends, (316) 209-0470
Meg Periman, The Morgan Adams Foundation, (303) 758-2130

About Doc’s Friends
Doc’s Friends, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, managing the operation of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress known as Doc. 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 WWII. CONNECT people with the rich heritage of the B-29 and allow aviation enthusiasts to experience the thrill of a B-29 up close. EDUCATE today’s and future generations on the contributions of the Greatest Generation during wartime.

About The Morgan Adams Foundation
The Morgan Adams Foundation raises money and awareness on behalf of children and teens battling cancer. Working with leading physicians, MAF directly funds pediatric cancer research and therapies that will drastically improve survival rates and reduce the devastating side-effects cancer treatments have on our kids.

About Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Wings Over the Rockies is a Colorado-based non-profit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring all people about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present and future. By utilizing the Air & Space Museum in Denver’s historic Lowry neighborhood to preserve the past and the Exploration of Flight Center at Centennial Airport to focus on the present and future, Wings strives to encourage the future aerospace leaders of tomorrow.

 

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