Fifi's First Long Cross-Country In Six Years
The Commemorative Air Force's (CAF) freshly re-engined B-29 Fifi is the only airworthy example of its kind anywhere in the world and it was on display as part of AOPA's Summit at Long Beach Airport's Airfest 2010. AVweb caught up with the aircraft's crew chief, Dave Miller, who flew in on the rare bomber as flight engineer and also logged some stick time.
The aircraft is running on four new custom engines that are a cross between the R-3350-95W and the R-3350-26WD. They were installed through two years of hard work of volunteers and thanks largely to the financial backing of Jim Cavanaugh. CAF plans to take Fifi on tour -- and they're giving rides.