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B-29 bomber touring Eastern Iowa

Superfortress will be displayed at airport

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Crew chief and flight engineer Rick Garvis lines up the propellers so they are all symmetrical
Cliff Jette/The Gazette Crew chief and flight engineer Rick Garvis lines up the propellers so they are all symmetrical after “FIFI”, the world’s only flying Boeing B-29 Superfortress, arrives at The Eastern Iowa Airport on July 18, 2012. The World War II-era bomber will be making a return visit to the airport from July 28 through Aug. 2.
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A World War II Boeing B-29 Superfortress FIFI will be making a return visit to Eastern Iowa later this month.

The Commemorative Air Force Air Power History Tour, featuring the iconic bomber, will visit The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids from July 28 through Aug. 2.

The aircraft will be located on the west ramp, formerly PS Air. along with a number of other historic aircraft.

The CAF tour last touched down in Eastern Iowa in July 2012. The B-29 Superfortress is equipped with a radio manufactured by Collins Radio (now Rockwell Collins) in Cedar Rapids.

All airplanes will be on static display when they are not flying. B-29 cockpit tours will be offered and rides will be available in most of the airplanes.

Ride reservations may be made at www.AirPowerSquadron.org, where additional information about the tour stop also can be found. Walkarounds and photos are free. This year marks FIFI’s 41st year of flight with the CAF.

The airplane, rescued and restored by the CAF in the early 1970s, is a regular feature at airports and airshows all across the country.

The B-29 squadron of the CAF was the first group to begin touring historic aircraft in 1974.

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