CT TECH JUNKIE | Boeing B-29 Superfortress 'Fifi' visits New England Air Museum | Jeff Kiely photos
Date: 6/7/2012 Album ID: 1483774
Photos by Jeff Kiely
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The Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Fifi" - the last fully operational B-29 - landed at Bradley International Airport on Thursday for a three-day display to be held with the New England Air Museum from Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10, 2012.

The Commemorative Air Force restored "Fifi" in the early 1970s and brings the aircraft to airshows around the country. The B-29 Superfortress was the first heavy bomber built for the United States Army Air Force during World War II and was the most technically advanced of its time, entering service in 1944. Of about 4,000 aircraft built during World War II, only about 25 remain. "Fifi" is the only one still airworthy.

Tickets to see "Fifi" and the P-51 Mustang "Brat II" that accompanied it to Bradley can be purchased at the
New England Air Museum. Visitors can tour the B-29's cockpit for an additional fee. Flights on the aircraft also can be arraigned through the Commemorative Air Force. All proceeds benefit the Commemorative Air Force and the New England Air Museum.

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Fifi, the last fully operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress does a flyby before landing at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Fifi, the last fully operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress taxis on the tarmac at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Co-pilot Mark Novak looks out the window after Fifi, the last fully operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress landed at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Fifi's pilot and aircraft commander Col. Carl Riese talks about the history of the B-29 Superfortress and what its like to fly one.  Riese and his crew are members of the Commemorative Air Force, the group that restored Fifi and tours it around the country.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Restoration volunteers from the New England Air Museum wait for the arrival of Fifi, the last fully operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Fifi, the last fully operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress does a flyby before landing at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Fifi, the last fully operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress makes its landing approach at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Fifi, the last fully operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress lands at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Fifi, the last fully operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress lands at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Fifi, the last fully operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress taxis on the tarmac at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Fifi, the last fully operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress taxis on the tarmac at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Fifi, the last fully operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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The P-51 Mustang Brat II traveled with Fifi, the last fully operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Restoration volunteers from the New England Air Museum Dave Amidon, center, and Dave Santos, right, talk with one of the crew members of Fifi, the last fully operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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The P-51 Mustang Brat II traveled with Fifi, the last fully operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Crew members of Fifi perform post flight maintenance after its arrival at Bradkey International Airport.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Fifi, the last fully operational Boeing B-29 Superfortress.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Fifi'sengines are individually named.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Fifi's belly turret gun.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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New England Air Museum Executive Director Machael Speciale talks about Fifi's visit.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Fifi's cockpit.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Fifi's radio operator's area.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Fifi's pilot seat.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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Fifi's flight engineers area.  The flight engineer controlled the engine throttles on the B-29, not the pilots.  (Jeff Kiely/CTTechJunkie)<br /><br />
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