Doc’s Friends offer rides in historic World War II planes

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– Doc’s Friends offered war rides in historic B-29 planes at the Terre Haute Regional Airport.

The planes were flown by soldiers during World War II.

There were 1,644 planes of this kind made in Wichita, KS. There are only two still operating today.

The plane holds 9 passengers at a time.

Josh Wells, Executive Director for Doc’s Friends, said it’s important to keep our country’s history alive.

“We’re all sold out here in Terre Haute, which is humbling when people come out especially during a pandemic to fly in our airplane. I think it’s important that we understand that people still want learn about the history and celebrate the history of our country and to learn about what the greatest generation has done.”

Over the past 16 years, volunteers spent 450 hours repairing and restoring the plane.

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