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B-29 Superfortress flies into Las Vegas

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, first flown in 1942, began active service in 1944
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, first flown in 1942, began active service in 1944
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Updated: 3/26/2013 10:47 am
HENDERSON, Nev. -- FIFI, the famous B-29 Superfortress -- the only one in the world still flying -- flies into Henderson Executive Airport in Henderson for a four-day stay starting Wednesday.

The event opens to the public Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., but media personnel will have advance opportunity for an exclusive and all inclusive first hand look at the aircraft and interview the crew. This event offers great visuals and interview opportunities. FIFI and her crew make a great feature story for morning or evening news.

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress, first flown in 1942, began active service in 1944. It is known as the aircraft from which the first atomic bomb was dropped. It was designed as a replacement for the older B-17s and B-24s, having longer range and greater bomb loads; necessary for operations in the World War II Pacific theatre.

The B-29 was also used in the Korean War in the early 1950s and was a staple of the U.S. Air Force until the late 1950s.

The aircraft will be on static display and giving rides throughout their stay.

More information for booking a ride can be found at www.AirPowerTour.org.

Hours of Operation:
WednesdayMarch 27  - 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday March 28 -- 9 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
FridayMarch 29 -- 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
SaturdayMarch 30 -- 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Costs:
$10 per person
$20 for Mom, Dad and up to 3 kids 18 and under
Children age 10 and under free.

B-29 cockpit tours are FREE with paid admission. These tours are only available when the aircraft is not in motion. This is generally from 12 am to 6:30 p.m. on days where B-29 ride flights are scheduled.

Ride Flight Times:
B-29 will fly on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Friday, and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 with an additional flight at noon on Saturday. The other aircraft will fly on demand throughout each day.

Ride prices start at $65 for the C-45, $595 for the B-29, $1395 for the P-51 and $325 for the T-6.


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