DALLAS – The Commemorative Air Force Air Power History Tour, featuring the Boeing B-29 Superfortress FIFI, will visit airports in Arizona, California, Nevada and Texas starting Feb. 18 and ending April 3. FIFI will be accompanied by a variety of other vintage military aircraft at each stop. Air Power aircraft will be on display and selling rides.
Visitors must pay a fee for ramp access. All airplanes will be on static display when they are not flying.
B-29 cockpit tours are included in the admission price and rides are available in most of the airplanes. Ride prices range from $75 to $1,895. Ride reservations may be made at AirPowerTour.org where additional information about each tour stop can also be found.
The year 2015 marks FIFI’s 41th year of flight with the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). The airplane, rescued and restored by the CAF in the early 1970s, is a regular feature at airports and airshows across the country.
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, first flown in 1942, began active service in 1944 and is perhaps best known as the aircraft whose missions over Japan helped bring about the end of World War II. It was designed as a replacement for the older B-17s and B-24s, with longer range and greater bomb loads. The B-29 was also used in the Korean War in the early 1950s and was a staple of the U.S. Air Force until the late 1950s.