Only airworthy B-29 superfortress heads to Tucson - Tucson News Now

Only airworthy B-29 superfortress heads to Tucson

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(Source: Mid-Atlantic Air Museum) (Source: Mid-Atlantic Air Museum)

By Rachel Krismann / Tucson News Now Intern

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - FIFI, the B-29 Superfortress that flew in World War II, will be visiting Tucson for three days, starting Monday at Tucson International Airport. 

The aircraft, famously known for dropping the first atomic bomb, is the only one in the world still flying.

The B-17 Flying Fortress will be accompanying FIFI, along with the C-45 Expeditor, Bucket of Bolts; a T-6 Texan and a PT-17 Stearman. 

The event is open to the public, starting at 2 p.m. Monday.

Tucson is the second stop on Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour, an 11-city tour.

Visitors will get the chance to view and take a ride in the aircrafts that will be accompanying FIFI during its stay.

Admission is $10 per person, $20 for Mom, Dad and kids 17 and under, and 10 and under is free. Cockpit tours of B-29 and B-17 are free with admission. Aircraft rides are an additional fee.

To book a ride, more information can be found at airpowertour.org

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