FIFI Rises

Dallas, Texas

Learn about the B-29 Superfortress FIFI and the story of how it was rescued from destruction in China Lake. The airplane was retired in 1958 and placed at the U.S. Navy Naval Weapons Center and bombing range at China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station in California as part of a group of 36 B-29s. The Commemorative Air Force was able to acquire it in 1971 and registered it as a civilian aircraft. The team which was able to procure and quickly restore the B-29 Superfortress enough to fly it out of the desert faced a number of challenges, but their perseverance and passion to save a flying example of this venerable and important aircraft has keep the history and the story of the important mission this aircraft performed alive for decades. Join Neils Agather, whose father was instrumental in acquiring the aircraft, and whose mother, Fifi, is the namesake for the aircraft. Also, on the panel will be Brad Pilgrim, aviation historian who has spent a lifetime gathering, exploring, and documenting the CAF’s important history. Register Here

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