WWII-era B-29 bomber lands in Nashua

Staff photo by Dean Shalhoup Nashua Airport manager Chris Lynch captures video of the World War II-era B-29 bomber "Fifi" as it taxis down the runway at the airport Monday. The historic plane and two others will be featured at the Air History Tour program that begins Wednesday.
Staff photo by Dean Shalhoup "Fifi," the historic World War II-era B-29 bomber that will be part of the AirPower History Tour program starting Wednesday, approaches landing at Nashua Airport Monday afternoon.
Staff photo by Dean Shalhoup A member of the Nashua Airport's ground crew directs Jonathan Oliver, the pilot of the historic B-29 bomber called "Fifi," upon its landing at the airport Monday afternoon. The bomber and two other historic aircraft will be part of the upcoming AirPower History Tour, which will run from Wednesday through Sunday.
Staff photo by Dean Shalhoup Nashua Airport manager Chris Lynch captures video of the World War II-era B-29 bomber "Fifi" as it taxis down the runway at the airport Monday. The historic plane and two others will be featured at the Air History Tour program that begins Wednesday.

‘Fifi,’ one of only two World War II-era B-29 bombers that still fly, arrives at Nashua Airport on Monday for this week’s five-day public AirPower History Tour program, which begins Wednesday. The event, run by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) based in Dallas, will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Visitors ages 18 and up can tour the traveling museum and have access to the ramp for $10 per person; $5 per person for ages 10-17; under age 10, free. Two other historic aircraft that are part of the program – a C-45 Expeditor nicknamed ‘Bucket of Bolts’ and a T-6 Texan – landed shortly after Fifi touched down. Visitors can also take a ride on one of the aircraft. The fees for flying range from $85 to $1,695, depending on aircraft type and seat chosen. To book a ride or for more information on the program, go to www.airpowertour.org.