B-29 FIFI Faces Long Winter of Repairs
FIFI flies over AirVenture Oshkosh 2011.
December 13, 2012 - The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is facing a winter of repairs on its crown-jewel aircraft, the B-29 FIFI, after the airplane's No. 2 engine suffered damage on its last air show flight of the season.
The CAF has brought the airplane to EAA AirVenture in both 2011 and 2012, where it has been a popular sight for warbirds enthusiasts. In addition, the B-29 was used to welcome Enola Gay navigator Dutch Van Kirk during his visit to Oshkosh last summer as part of the Salute to the Greatest Generation in the Air activities.
The CAF is determined to repair the engine and put FIFI back in the sky as soon as possible, continuing its mission of preserving the living legacy of the greatest generation's sacrifice and honor. The aircraft returned to touring just a couple of years ago after a multi-year overhaul and restoration period.
Here's more information on the effort to repair FIFI.