Toward the end of July, the world’s only flying B-29 flew into DuPage County Airport (DPA). FiFi – the B-29 – was making stops on its way to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI. I was planning to go to AirVenture and hoped to see FiFi but I also know that the annual EAA event is a jam packed affair. Due to this, I headed south to DuPage County to see FiFi.
The day started with some storms that moved through in the morning, but the weather started to clear by late morning. When I got to the airport, FiFi was sitting on the tarmac in all her glory. FiFi is owned and maintained by the Commemorative Air Force. Recently, the B-29 was grounded, but she’s now flying again. The CAF also offers rides in the WWII bomber, but they are a little rich for me – specially since I flew in Witchcraft last year.
Accompanying FiFi was the P-51 Mustang, Gunfighter. The CAF also offers rides in the Mustang – and that’s a pretty price tag as well, but man would that be fun! I spent the morning and early afternoon up close and personal with FiFi and Gunfighter. I enjoyed getting the pictures you see here and seeing them fly. It was a great precursor to my trip to EAA. Have fun with the pictures below and be sure to check out the videos of FiFi I’ve posted on YouTube!