The Kickstarter campaign to get the Boeing B-29 Superfortress ‘Doc’ through its first flight has ended and topped the organizer’s fundraising goal.
According to Doc’s Kickstarter page on Friday morning, the 30-day campaign netted $159,151 – $21,651 above Doc’s Friends’ goal of $137,500.
Last Thursday, Doc’s Friends – the nonprofit group that owns and is restoring the World War II bomber – received notice from Kickstarter that the group had reached its minimum goal. That’s important because Kickstarter’s policy is if a crowdfunding campaign on its website doesn’t reach its stated goal, the group seeking the money doesn’t get a dime. Those who pledge donations only pay if the campaign reaches its goal.