Warbirds to tour Eastern U.S.

The Commemorative Air Force’s famous Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, “FIFI” — the only remaining flying example of the aircraft in the world — will return to the eastern U.S. for a four-week tour. The B-29 will be joined by an equally rare B-24 Liberator, “Diamond Lil,” and an actual combat veteran P-51 Mustang from the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, “The Brat III.” The tour kicks off in mid-May and runs through mid-June.

FIFI

All three aircraft are fully restored to their historic wartime configuration, according to CAF officials. The events are open to the public and will allow attendees to get up close to these famous World War II aircraft. When the aircraft are not in motion, cockpit tours of the bombers will be available.

There also will be opportunities for attendees to purchase a ride in one or all three aircraft at all of the stops except Andrews AFB and Hamilton, Ontario. Ride reservations are recommended. Visit RideB29.com for information about the tour schedule and to make ride reservations.

Stops include:

  • May 18–20 Lexington, Ky,. at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky (B-29 and P-51 only)
  • May 18–20 Andrews AFB Open House and Airshow, Washington, D.C. (B-24 only)
  • May 22–23 Baltimore, Md.m at Martin State Airport
  • May 25–30 Charlotte, N.C. at the Carolinas Aviation Museum
  • June 1–3 Reading, Pa., at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s “World War II Days” Airshow
  • June 8-10 Windsor Locks, Conn., at the New England Air Museum
  • June 11–13 Buffalo, N.Y., Buffalo Niagara International Airport
  • June 14–17 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Airshow
  • June 30 Dallas at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum

 

 

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