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“Fifi,” a B-29 Superfortress, sits on the tarmac during the AirPower History Tour at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport, a display by the Commemorative Air Force team.
“Fifi,” a B-29 Superfortress, sits on the tarmac during the AirPower History Tour at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport, a display by the Commemorative Air Force team. (Don Treeger, The Republican/TNS)

WESTFIELD, Mass. (Tribune News Service) — “Fifi” is a grand old lady.

She is one of only two World War II B-29 Superfortress bombers still flying in the world and is visiting the tarmac at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport with a selection of other aircraft of her era through Sunday, June 20.

The Commemorative Air Force team brought its AirPower History Tour to Westfield as part of a nationwide trek to showcase their historical aircraft.

Guests were able to view Fifi, as well as a T6 Texan advanced trainer, a Boeing Stearman trainer and a P-51 Mustang.

Included with a $20 ramp fee, guests received a guided tour of Fifi, including climbing into the cockpit through the bomb bay equipped with replica 500-pound bombs.

Based in Texas, the Commemorative Air Force has approximately 13,000 members and a fleet of more than 175 aircraft representing more than 60 different types — including planes from several foreign countries and other military conflicts since World War II.

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A view from under the nose of “Fifi,” a 1945 B-29 Superfortress on display during the AirPower History Tour at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport.
A view from under the nose of “Fifi,” a 1945 B-29 Superfortress on display during the AirPower History Tour at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport. (Don Treeger, The Republican/TNS)
Looking out from the cockpit of "Fifi,", a 1945 B-29 Superfortress.
Looking out from the cockpit of "Fifi,", a 1945 B-29 Superfortress. (Don Treeger, The Republican/TNS)
Guests view a 1940s era T6 Texan Advanced Trainer plane during the AirPower History Tour at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport.
Guests view a 1940s era T6 Texan Advanced Trainer plane during the AirPower History Tour at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport. (Don Treeger, The Republican/TNS)
Visitors stand under the bomb bay doors of “Fifi,” a 1945 B-29 Superfortress.
Visitors stand under the bomb bay doors of “Fifi,” a 1945 B-29 Superfortress. (Don Treeger, The Republican/TNS)
“Fifi,” a B-29 Superfortress.
“Fifi,” a B-29 Superfortress. (Don Treeger, The Republican/TNS)
A 1940s era T6 Texan Advanced Trainer plane on display during the AirPower History Tour at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport.
A 1940s era T6 Texan Advanced Trainer plane on display during the AirPower History Tour at Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport. (Don Treeger, The Republican/TNS)
This view is of the inside of the bomb bay of “Fifi.”
This view is of the inside of the bomb bay of “Fifi.” (Don Treeger, The Republican/TNS)
This is the pilot’s control column of “Fifi.”
This is the pilot’s control column of “Fifi.” (Don Treeger, The Republican/TNS)
Andrew Estus and Cailin Fairbrother of South Kingston, R.I., check out a 1940s-era Stearman training plane.
Andrew Estus and Cailin Fairbrother of South Kingston, R.I., check out a 1940s-era Stearman training plane. (Don Treeger, The Republican/TNS)
Gauges in the cockpit of “Fifi.”
Gauges in the cockpit of “Fifi.” (Don Treeger, The Republican/TNS)

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