FYI, Information from Warren
The Commemorative Air Force B-29, “FIFI”
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, first flown in 1942, began active service in 1944. It was designed as a replacement for the older B-17s and B-24s, having the longer range and greater bomb loads necessary for operations in the World War II Pacific theater. 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.
The B-29, FIFI, was acquired by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) in 1971 when a group of CAF members found her at the U.S. Navy Proving Ground at China Lake, California where she was being used as a missile target. The airplane was rescued and restored and has been flying for forty years. Learn more about FIFI at http://www.cafB29B24.org.
FIFI will be at Mather Field in Sacramento and available to the public Thursday, June 5, through Sunday June 8. She will also be at the Napa Airport, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 10 and 11. We believe that getting up close and personal with these aircraft is the best way to learn history. We invite everyone to come and climb the entrance ladder, navigate your way into the cockpit and experience the history first hand.
We are also offering rides aboard FIFI, both in the cockpit and the gunners section. Prices start as low as $595.00. Prices are even lower if you book your ride on our web site http://www.cafB29B24.org
Tanya Norden, Secretary
Travis AFB Heritage Center