Event Information

Doc’s Friends and WSU Tech Foundation are partnering to bring you Wichita’s first ever Pull a Plane event, a fundraiser featuring the ultimate tug-of-war competition – men and women against plane!

The challenge is to see whose team of 25 people can pull Doc, a restored B-29 weighing in at nearly 80,000 pounds. That’s right, teams will race the clock to pull Doc’s nearly 40 tons by rope 25 feet – with the ultimate prize being a ride in Doc for the person who raises the most donations for education!

Pull a Plane will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the new B-29 Doc Hangar and Education Center at Eisenhower National Airport. A static display of other historic warbirds from the World War II era will add to the fun with an open house event running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pull a Plane is a family friendly event that’s open to the public. Anyone is welcome to attend to witness the event firsthand while cheering on their friends and family. Public admission will be $10 per person or $25 for a family (up to six people). The admission fee grants access to the Pull a Plane event, as well as to the Doc Hangar. Food will be available for purchase and entertainment will be provided for spectators throughout the event.

How do teams work?

Each team of 25 people raises a minimum of $2,500 to help benefit education. Teams will compete in various divisions to win prizes and rotating trophies as they take turns being timed to pull the restored Superfortress 25 feet as fast as they can! 50 teams are expected from throughout the community to test their strength – and quickness – against competitors.

So grab your barbells and recruit your friends and co-workers. There is only one Doc and he calls our great city of Wichita ‘home’. Let’s get pullin’ for a great cause to benefit educational sources!

Who benefits?

Net proceeds collected from Pull a Plane will be split between WSU Tech Foundation to finance student scholarships and Doc’s Friends to help pay off Doc’s new home and hangar education displays.

When and where?

Pull a Plane will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on April 10, 2021, at the new B-29 Doc Hangar and Education Center at Eisenhower National Airport. A static display of other historic warbirds from the World War II era will add to the fun with an open house event running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tell Your Friends

  • A Please enter the message you would like to include to your friends. You will receive a copy of this email to forward on to other friends and family.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.