Monday, January 16, 2012

Only Airworthy B-29 Superfortress "FIFI" to Journey to Florida for the Spring

ADDISON, TX— The Commemorative Air Force B-29/B-24 Squadron is proud to announce that the world's only flyable Boeing B-29 Superfortress "FIFI" is going to visit Florida during the month of March.  While in Florida "FIFI" will be visiting, Gainesville, Daytona, Titusville, Ft. Lauderdale, Punta Gorda, Lakeland and Tallahassee. 

The highlight of the tour will be the appearance of "FIFI" at the TICO Warbird Airshow, Florida International Air Show, and Sun N Fun; demonstrating that the "Commemorative Air Force is unique, we aren't like other museums," said CAF President/CEO Stephan Brown. "We start our engines, we fly our airplanes and we get loud, taking history to the public, not waiting for them to come to us. "FIFI" attending these events is an opportunity for the CAF to continue doing what we do best, educating and reminding Americans of the cost of our freedom."

"FIFI" will be available for guided tours (for a donation) and the public will be invited to purchase a ride on the only flyable B-29 in the world.  Rides can be booked in advance by visiting the squadron website (  Living History Flight Experiences range in price from $595 to $1495 dependant upon seat location.  It is encouraged to purchase Living History Flight Experiences early, as these seats fill up fast.  Seat availability can be checked by visiting the squadron website (  Throughout the tour veterans of the U.S. Army Air Forces and the U.S. Air Force who flew B-29s will be welcome to visit "FIFI" with their family for no charge.

A full schedule for "FIFI" follows:
     February 2012
24-26 Mobile, Alabama
26-28 Gainesville, Florida
     March 2012
          1-4 Daytona, Florida
          7-11 TICO Warbird AirShow - Titusville, FL
         14-18 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
         21-25 Florida International Airshow - Punta Gorda, Florida
         27-31 Sun N Fun - Lakeland, Florida
      April 2012
                   3-5 Tallahassee, Florida
Honoring American Military Aviation through flight, exhibition and remembrance

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