Pilots describe flying B-29 bomber

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by Steve Bodinet

azfamily.com

Posted on March 1, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 1 at 9:08 AM

MESA, Ariz. -- FiFi is the last B-29 bomber still flying.

This weekend, FiFi will be joined by other World War II-era aircraft, including a B-17 and B-25, at Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport.

The B-29 is known as the Superfortress and is credited with ending WWII after dropping the atomic bombs on Japan.

Of the more than 4,000 B-29s that were built, only FiFi remains airworthy.

David Oliver, 30, is FiFi's pilot while co-pilot Debbie King is only the third woman ever to fly the B-29.

Entrance to the exhibit is $10 for adults with children under 12 free.

From Phoenix Mesa Gateway, the vintage plane exhibit moves to Deer Valley Airport beginning Monday.

 

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