The aviation documentary “The Restorers – They Were All Volunteers” has been nominated for three Emmys.
The Commemorative Air Force’s B-24, “Diamond Lil,” experienced a hydraulic malfunction during a scheduled passenger flight at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, Saturday, May 26. The crew followed all safety protocols and took every precaution to ensure the safety of everyone on board, CAF officials said, noting there were no injuries to the passengers or crew and minimal damage to the aircraft.
The Commemorative Air Force’s iconic Boeing B-29 bomber FIFI – the only remaining flying example of the aircraft in the world – will return to Oshkosh this year to participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012.
The world’s only flyable Boeing B-29 Superfortress, “FIFI,” and other Warbirds have triumphed in a battle against a proposed amendment that would have grounded many of these aircraft.
In response to a proposed amendment from Congressman Michael Turner to the House National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4310) that, if allowed to pass, would have a devastating effect on civilian operated historic military aircraft, the Commemorative Air Force has put together a letter that will be sent to the Committee on Armed Services. CAF officials are asking pilots and aviation enthusiasts to sign the letter.
Congressman Michael Turner, an Ohio representative, is gunning to ground the only flyable Boeing B-29 Superfortress in the world, “FIFI.”
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and other leading organizations in the Warbird and general aviation communities are joining voices to oppose an amendment proposed by Turner to the House National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4310) that, if allowed to pass, would have a devastating effect on civilian operated historic military aircraft, CAF officials said.
USAA Bank now offers the Commemorative Air Force USAA Rewards World MasterCard credit card to help support the CAF’s community outreach programs and activities. USAA Bank makes a contribution to the CAF with every new account opened and each time card holders make an eligible purchase.
The Commemorative Air Force’s star attraction, the B-29 “FIFI,” landed late in Daytona Beach March 1 because she flies “VFR only” these days. But she immediately swelled the hearts of World War II vets and awed general aviation flyers here more than a decade after her last Florida appearance. And there’s more to come.
Sun ’n Fun visitors are in for a treat March 27-31. So are the aviation-minded in Titusville March 7-11 at the TICO warbird show, Ft. Lauderdale March 14-18, Punta Gorda March 18-25 at the Florida International Airshow, and in Tallahassee April 3-5.
The world’s only flyable Boeing B-29 Superfortress “FIFI” will tour Florida during the month of March, visiting, Gainesville, Daytona, Titusville, Ft. Lauderdale, Punta Gorda, Lakeland and Tallahassee, officials with the Commemorative Air Force B-29/B-24 Squadron said.
On Feb. 4, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron will be hosting a free 45-minute webinar featuring Tuskegee Airmen USAF Colonels (ret) Harold Brown and Charles E. McGee.