(DALLAS – May 1, 2017) – FIFI, the Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) iconic Boeing B‐29 Superfortress, will fly into Dallas Executive Airport for a four day barn storming aviation event that starts Thursday, May 18 at noon. The B-29 and other vintage military aircraft will be on display at Dallas Executive Airport (5661 Mariner Drive, Dallas, Texas 75237). Accompanying aircraft include a P-51 Mustang, C‐45 Expeditor, T‐6 Texan, PT-13 Stearman, T-34 Mentor and more. Visitors may tour the B‐29 cockpit and purchase rides in all of the airplanes. These aircraft are powerful American icons bringing the sights, sounds, and stories of World War II aviation to audiences across in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
The CAF AirPower History Tour will feature hands on, interactive exhibits and activities including flight simulators inside an authentic C-47 cockpit and trainer airplane. World War II re-enactors will be on the ramp with jeeps and military vehicles giving it a real 1940s airbase feel. Be sure to spend some time in the veterans area where soldiers from World War II will give you an unforgettable, first-hand history lesson.
The event will be open to the public Thursday, May 18, from noon until 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday, May 19-21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The requested donation for ramp access is $15 for adults and $5 for children age 11‐17. Children age 10 and under are free. Airplanes will be on static display and available for rides. Advance ride reservations are encouraged. Aircraft ride prices range from $75 to $1,795. Ride reservations and additional information can be found at AirPowerTour.org.
About the CAF’s B‐29 Superfortress, FIFI:
The Boeing B‐29 Superfortress, first flown in 1942, began active service in 1944 and is best known as the aircraft whose missions over Japan helped bring about the end of World War II. The CAF’s B-29 known as FIFI is celebrating her 43rd year with the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) in 2017, is one of only two remaining airworthy B-29s in the world and the only one that flies regularly. The B-29 is the feature aircraft in the CAF AirPower History Tour. The tour brings the B-29 and an assortment of other military aircraft to over 30 airports throughout the United States. Learn more about the tour at AirPowerTour.org.
About the Commemorative Air Force (CAF):
The Commemorative Air Force honors the men and women who built, maintained, and flew in these airplanes during World War II. The organization believes that is best accomplished by maintaining the airplanes in flying condition; taking the airplanes to the people allowing them to experience the aircraft up close and in flight.
Collecting, restoring and flying historical aircraft for more than 60 years, the Commemorative Air Force is the largest private air force in the world. The CAF is dedicated to Honoring American Military Aviation through Flight, Exhibition, Education and Remembrance. The CAF is a non-profit educational organization with over 11,000 members and a fleet of 165 airplanes distributed to 60 locations throughout the country. For more information, visit www.commemorativeairforce.org.
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