Landing A B-29 By The Numbers

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Fifi.

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress has earned its place in history as WWII’s most powerful bomber. Many call the B-29 the plane that won the war for its role in conducting the atomic bomb strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Sadly the years have not been so kind to the B-29s and only two of them remain in flying condition, one of them is the legendary Fifi.

The B-29 Fifi is known all over the world by warbird aficionados and for a very good reason. This bomber is part of the Commemorative Air Force and tours the United States giving some very lucky fans the opportunity to be part of history.

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Fifi has had some ups and downs over the years, from being grounded from wear and tear to undergo years of restoration. But she defies the odds and finds a way to soar among the clouds to keep the legacy of the B-29 Superfortress alive.

It takes quite a bit of skill to land a B-29 and as you can see these pilots are top notch when it comes to bringing it in.

Landing a B29 A by the numbers.....

The CAF's "Fifi" making approach and landing into Long Beach, CA's Runway 30. November 12, 2010History below as reported by CAF volunteers...History of B29-A AAFSer. No. 44-62070Manufactured by Boeing Airplane Company, Renton, Washington. Delivered to USAAFOn 31 July 1945

Posted by Rob's Aviation on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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