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We’re just going to say it up front. We’re asking for you warbird loving folks to donate anything you can, be it $5 or $5,000, in order for our new airworthy B-29 Superfortress named Doc to be able to have a hangar to call her home. It takes about a minute or so to click on the link (the one smack in the middle of this article) and donate to the cause.
If you can’t donate some of your hard earned cash, there’s something else you can do. The way Kickstarter, the platform Doc’s Friends used to fund this project, works is that if you “like” and “share” this Facebook post way more people will see it, thus increasing the chances of them successfully meeting their goal. That takes a second of your time and really helps a lot. We thank you in advance.
As for the project, well, we figure you all know about this B-29. She was recently restored (after 20 years of hard work from volunteers) and became the second certified Superfortress to be airworthy in the world. She now needs a hangar, but it’ll be much more than that. They plan to build a facility that is part of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) to further the learning of youngsters who want to learn about aviation. This project will serve for decades to come.
Now, the way Kickstarter works is that unless Doc’s Friends raise the full $100,000 of their goal, all donations will be returned to individuals who contributed. There are still 25 days to go and they’ve raised more than $11,000 so far. Hope you can give a helping hand and chip in.
This is truly a magnificent piece of history. Hope you can be a part of it.
Also, below you’ll find The Witchita Eagle’s coverage of what Doc’s Friends plan on doing with the hangar. Check it out. You’ll be proud.