Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

B-29 To Land In Yuma

B-29Yuma residents will witness a rare sight today when the Commemorative Air Force’s famous Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, FIFI – the only remaining flying example of the aircraft in the world – flies into Yuma International Airport accompanied by a P-51 Mustang and B-25 Mitchell. 

The aircraft will be on display during the Marine Corps Air Station’s air show on Saturday and will also be on the ramp at Yuma International Airport Friday and Sunday for cockpit tours and rides.  

The event is open to the public and will allow attendees to get up close to these famous military aircraft.  Gates are open from 9am to 6:30pm Friday and Sunday.  Admission is $10 per person and $20 for a family.  Children ten-years-old and younger are free.

Cockpit tours of the B-29 and B-25 will be available when the aircraft are not in motion.  There are opportunities for attendees to purchase a ride in the airplanes.

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