August 16, 2010
By Alton K. Marsh
The Boeing B–29 bomber Fifi successfully got back in the air August 5 and was ready for a glamorous concert tour in Denver this month with Aaron Tippin, but won’t be able to make it.
Fifi is calling in sick. Problems with engine No. 2 damaged some cylinders and the engine must be sent out for repair. It is hoped the aircraft will be ready to fly, and give the public rides, for the Commemorative Air Force airshow Oct. 9 and 10 at Midland International Airport in Texas.
Filling in for Fifi is Ol’ 927, the world’s only flying B-24A Liberator bomber. If you plan to make the Denver concert Aug. 28 and 29, you can book a ride aboard the Liberator.
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Pilots have formed a user group and launched a petition drive to save Runway 5/23 at Joplin Regional Airport in Joplin, Mo.
A House bill that would force FAA to go through the rulemaking process before imposing new policies for sleep disorders has passed a key committee.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.