Aviation Museum housing the WWII B-29 Doc

View from the cockpit of the B-29 Doc in flight. Photo courtesy of Doc’s Friends, Inc.

The Aviation Museum has a very special visitor here for a limited time.

Known as “Doc”, the Superfortress that arrived this week is one of only two World War II B-29s still flying.

Doc is based in Wichita, Kansas, where it is operated by a non-profit organization. (It was one of 1,644 such aircraft Boeing built there during the war.)

This is Doc’s first visit to Seattle, so history and aviation buffs won’t want to miss it.

Doc at the Aviation Museum

Here is what happens:

The aircraft will be parked in the parking lot of the flight museum9404 E. Marginal Way S.

Ground and cockpit tours will be available on a first-come, first-served basis Thursday-Sunday May 19-22 (2022). Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost: $10 per person or $20 per family.

Also, flights are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday mornings, but when we checked, they were already full! Here’s where to look, in case that should happen to change. And in the meantime, here is a video of the flight experience.

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Aviation Museum: Founded in 1965, the independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, serving 600,000 visitors a year before COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in 2020. The museum’s collection includes over 160 historically significant aircraft and spacecraft. .

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