FIFI, the Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) iconic Boeing B‐29 Superfortress is returning to Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport. FIFI’s last visit to the area was in 2011.
The CAF will fly FIFI as well as a C‐45 Expeditor and a T‐6 Texan to the Airport on April 24 to prepare for the event that will be held just west of Signature Flight Support, 2550 Laughlin View Drive, Bullhead City.
The event is open Wednesday, April 26th through Sunday, April 30th from 9 AM to 5 PM and is being sponsored by the Edgewater Hotel and Casino, and Colorado Belle Hotel and Casino.
Event signs will direct visitors to parking areas. The donation for event access is $10 for adults and $5 for children age 11‐17. Children age 10 and under are free.
The airplanes will be on static display and visitors may tour the B‐29 cockpit. Visitors may also purchase rides in the airplanes. Ride prices range from $75 to $1,795.
To make reservations or learn more about FIFI and her tour schedule, visit www.AirPowerTour.org.
FIFI is one of only two remaining airworthy B-29s. The Boeing B‐29 Superfortress 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 B‐29 represented state-of-the-art technology at the time. It was designed to replace the older B‐17s and B‐24s with longer-range and greater bomb loads. It was used in the Korean War in the early 1950s and was a staple of the U.S. Air Force until the late 1950s.