Flying History

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!