Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour/B-29 Superfortress FIFI plans first time visits to cities in Canada this summer.
Famous World War II Bomber will visit 8 airports in Quebec and Ontario.
(DALLAS, March 20, 2018) The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History Tour will bring the sights, sounds, and stories of World War II aviation to 26 cities in North America this summer including 8 cities in Canada. It is the first time in history the B-29 Superfortress, one of only two in the world that still fly, will be available for tours and rides at Canadian stops.
The tour’s collection of World War II aircraft provides powerful history lessons to audiences across North America. Visitors to the ramp will be able to view the aircraft up close and tour the cockpit when the airplane is not flying. Rides may be purchased in advance at AirPowerTour.org.
- Millington, TN – May 17-20 (Aircraft include B-29, P-51, C-45, T-6, PT-13, T-34)
- Jackson, TN – May 21-23 (Aircraft include B-29, C-45, T-6, PT-13, T-34)
- Huntsville, AL – May 24-27 (Aircraft include B-29, P-51, C-45, T-6, PT-13, T-34)
- Roanoke, VA – May 29-30 (Aircraft include B-29, C-45, T-6, PT-13)
- World War II Weekend, Reading, PA – June 1-3 (Aircraft include B-29, C-45, T-6, PT-13)
- Johnstown, PA – June 4-6 (Aircraft include B-29, C-45, T-6)
- Williamsport, PA – June 8-10 (Aircraft include B-29, C-45, T-6)
- Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA – June 13-17 (Aircraft include B-29, C-45, T-6)
- Westover ARB, MA – June 20-24 (Aircraft include B-29, C-45, T-6)
- Farmingdale, NY – June 27-July 1 (Aircraft include B-29, C-45, T-6)
- White Plains, NY – July 4-8 (Aircraft include B-29, C45, T-6)
- Nashua, NH – July 9-16 (Aircraft include B-29, C-45, T-6)
- Montreal, QC – July 18-22 (B-29 only)
- Ottawa, ON/Gatineau, QC – July 25-30 (B-29 only)
- Peterborough, ON – August 3-5 (B-29 only)
- North Bay, ON – August 8-12 (B-29 only)
- Kitchener, ON – August 13-15 (B-29 only)
- London, ON – August 17-29 (B-29 only)
- Windsor, ON – August 22-26 (B-29 only)
- Hamilton, ON – August 30-September 2 (B-29 only)
- Danville, IL – September 5-9 (Aircraft include B-29, P-51, C-45, T-6, PT-13)
- Tulsa, OK – September 12-16 (Aircraft include B-29, P-51, C-45, T-6, PT-13)
- Joplin, MO – September 24-26 (Aircraft include B-29, C-45, T-6, PT-13)
- Great Bend, KS – September 28-30 (Aircraft include B-29, P-51, C-45, T-6, PT-13)
- Air, Sea and Land Festival, New Orleans, LA – October 12-14
- CAF Wings Over Dallas, Dallas, TX – October 26-28
Note: Stops listed are only those that include the B-29. Stops (TBA) are planned with other CAF aircraft including the B-24 Diamond Lil.
About the CAF B-29 Superfortress FIFI:
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 later that decade. FIFI was acquired by the CAF in the early 1970s when a group of CAF members found her at the U.S. Navy Proving Ground at China Lake, California where she was intended to be used as a missile target. The airplane was rescued and restored and has flown for over 40 years traveling coast to coast each year attracting large crowds at every tour stop. Learn more about FIFI and her tour schedule at www.AirPowerTour.org.
About the Commemorative Air Force:
Through more than six decades of collecting, restoring, and flying World War II aircraft, the CAF has become the world’s largest flying museum. Their fleet of over 170 World War II airplanes are assigned to unit locations across the U.S. and supported by 12,000 volunteer members. Nearly all the aircraft are kept in flying condition, enabling people to experience firsthand the sight and sound of vintage military aircraft in flight. The CAF is dedicated to Honoring American military aviation through flight, exhibition, education, and remembrance. To learn more about the organization, visit www.CommemorativeAirForce.org.