Worlds Only Flying B-29 Returns To The Skies!

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    After a lengthy four year re-build, the CAF's B-29 "FIFI" took flight on August 5th.

    [youtube]c7PpA4WxY0c[/youtube]

    The last time I saw a B-29 fly in person was at the 1980 or 1981 Chino Air show. Click through to YouTube for more videos about the rebuild or go here to the official Commemorative Air Force website:

    -= COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE =-
     
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    Short field takeoff with four R-3350s...Awesome.
     
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    Thats awesome!

    Thanks for sharing that... I love those old birds.

    I live near Galveston and we have the Confederate Air Force there... I get to see them fly the old planes alot near my home. Its so cool.

    Thanks again!
     
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    Thanks for remembering the original, yet politically incorrect, name of the CAF. :thup:
     
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    No bombs on this mission so you know it's really light! :lol:
     
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    I hate it when political correctness creeps into our history.


    Good to know someone else caught that
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    Darn :tongue:
     
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    Bombs or not, I know a short field run-up when I see it.

    Brakes set....Engine(s) to full power....Takeoff roll....Raise nose of aircraft ASAP....Lift off....Hold aircraft in ground effect for as long as possible....Climb out.

    Classic short field technique performed by very good pilots.
     
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    Great Big Kudos for the CAF.

    May Fifi make it to the EAA Airventure next year.
     

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