Our program shows action scenes of the last operating B-29, Fifi, during 2013 flights. First we see it at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio, making one flight on friday, and two on Saturday. Scenes include close-ups of the aircraft before the flight, engine starts, taxi, take-offs, fly overs, and landings. Several passes over the field were made during these flights to give us a nice view of the largest bomber of World War Two. We will also hear some of the history of the aircraft, including a nice piece of old Black and White films showing a B-29 in China during 1943 where these aircraft began their missions to Japan. This vintage film footage shows the aircraft and crew plus explains some of the important aspects of the B-29.
The final segment of the show is a flight inside Fifi, right behind the pilot, across from the flight engineer. This affords a great view of the engine start-ups by the flight engineer, and you see the co- pilot and other crew member positions in the forward section of the B-29. This footage takes us out over water along the Pacific Coast in California. It’s a great way to experience this rare and large World War Two bomber in action.