1:1 Scale Boeing B-29 FIFI
The Commemorative Air Force dropped into Lunken Airport to sell some rides on FIFI, one of two B-29’s still flying today. The other newly flying B-29 is DOC, named for the Disney character, and is based out of Wichita, Kansas. Was told by one of the crew that DOC along with FIFI will be at Oshkosh this summer. And yes they plan on flying together in formation, and that my friends would be quite a sight to see.
Quite an interesting day, was fun to take a tour of the cockpit and check out the radio operator, navigator and flight engineer positions.The major modification to this B-29 was to remove the superchargers since they don’t fly her at high altitudes any more. The bombs are fiberglass reproductions, and you can see the tunnel that was used by the crew to travel fore and aft without venturing into the bomb bay. Highly recommend taking the time to check her out if FIFI comes to an airport near you.
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