Event Information

What is Pull a Plane?

B-29 Doc and WSU Tech Foundation are partnering to bring you Wichita’s third annual Pull a Plane event in 2024, a fundraiser featuring the ultimate tug-of-war competition — people 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  – with the ultimate prize being a ride in Doc for the person who raises the most donations for education!

Pull a Plane 2024 will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the B-29 Doc Hangar, Education & Visitors Center.  The event is family friendly and 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, to the Doc Hangar where a variety of STEM activities will be taking place, and to cockpit tours of Doc.

Visit the Schedule page for additional details.

How do teams work?

Each team of 25 people raises a minimum of $2,500 to help benefit education, then they will compete to pull the restored Superfortress 25 feet as fast as they can! Join us to test your 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 education in our community!

Who benefits?

Net proceeds collected from Pull a Plane will be split between WSU Tech Foundation to support student-focused initiatives and B-29 Doc to help finance Doc’s new home and hangar education displays.

When and where?

Pull a Plane 2024 will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the B-29 Doc Hangar, Education & Visitors Center. Festivities take flight at noon.

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