Rare aircraft used in WWII to land in Huntsville

Rare aircraft used in WWII to land in Huntsville
The aircraft will be accompanied by a P-51 Mustang, C-45 Expeditor, T-6 Texan, PT-13 Stearman, and T-34 Mentor. (Source: Commemorative Air Force)
The aircraft will be accompanied by a P-51 Mustang, C-45 Expeditor, T-6 Texan, PT-13 Stearman, and T-34 Mentor. (Source: Commemorative Air Force)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A piece of history will be landing in Huntsville this week.

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, a rare World War II bomber, will be landing in Huntsville for a 4-day visit by the Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour. The plane will land at Huntsville Executive Airport at noon on Thursday, May 24. The plane will then be staged at Flight Center on Bolling Road in Meridianville.

The plane, also known as FIFI, will be accompanied by other aircrafts, such as a P-51 Mustang and a C-45 Expeditor. Visitors will be allowed to see the plane up-close, as well as tour the cockpit once it has landed.

The event is open to the public on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and then again Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. Access to the ramp is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 10-18. Children under 10 years old are admitted free.

Visitors can also reserve rides on various aircraft types, with prices ranging from $85 to $1595 depending on the aircraft. Those who would like to reserve a ride can click here to do so.

FIFI, first flown in 1942, was part of air missions over Japan leading to the end of WWII. It is also one of only two B-29 bombers in the world that still fly.

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