Boeing B-29 Does Flyby Near Downtown Tulsa
TULSA, Oklahoma - The only Boeing B-29 Superfortress in flying condition made a pass near downtown Tulsa on Monday.
"FiFi" was on its way to Davis Field in Muskogee for a three-day stay when it made a pass just to the west of downtown Tulsa at about 3 p.m.
FiFi and several other warbirds will be in Muskogee until Wednesday, September 23, 2015 as part of the Commemorative Air Force's AirPower History Tour. The group will be selling rides in all of the aircraft on the tour.
FiFi has quite a history. She was built in 1945, too late to see service in World War II. She was put into storage in the desert, but was returned to active service in 1953. The Commemorative Air Force bought her in the early 1970s. She'd been used as a missile target at the U.S. Navy Proving Ground at China Lake, California since 1958.
The CAF flew her for 30 years until a four-year restoration which ended in 2010.
When Osage SkyNews 6 pilot Will Kavanagh heard she was headed from Kansas to Muskogee on Monday, September 21, 2015, he asked the crew to change its course and head toward Tulsa. The crew obliged, providing Will and his photojournalist with a perfect in-flight photo opportunity.