B-29, “FiFi” Lands in Valdosta

| April 1, 2014

FiFi B-29 VALDOSTA, GA – The Commemorative Air Force landed in Valdosta Monday afternoon in the only flying B-29 Superfortress, FiFi.

The B-29 touched down at the Valdosta regional airport just after noon on Monday, along with a C-45 Expeditor and a PT-17 Stearman. The aircraft, all part of the CAF AirPower History Tour, will be on display and offering rides throughout their stop. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the B-29 and purchase rides on all of the visiting aircraft. The airplanes will be on the ramp Monday through Wednesday, March 31 through April 2.

The hours of tours are Monday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children age 11 through 17, and children 10 and under are free. Admission does include a free B-29 cockpit tour. Rides range from $75 to $1595 depending on aircraft and seat selection. Rides can be booked online or purchased at the event.

About the B-29:

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.

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FiFi Valdosta Pilot

Photos: Jim Morgan

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