Fifi's back!!

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  1. gumbyk

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    Hooray!

    I'm glad to hear that.
     
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    Great news! I've been lucky enough to see her in the air on a few occassions (though not lately), and hope to see her again!

    TO
     
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    Excellent news! I was hoping to see one fly again someday!
     
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    I've seen her in the air twice. This is GREAT NEWS!!!!:greenjumpers:
     
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    Last I heard in a few months they are moving Fifi to the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison (north Dallas). Jim Cavanaugh donated over $2 million dollars to the engine restoration for the B-29.

    Last time I saw her in the air was 1975, my first air show. Too bad I didn't realize what I was seeing then, but hope to see her again.
     
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    #9 Geedee, Jun 28, 2010
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    Wish I was there tommorrow to watch her startup and go.

    Outstanding work guys. :thumbleft:
     
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    Great to see her flying again!
     
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    That's really good news - even better news if she could visit the UK !!
     
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    Great news!! I saw her fly back in 1981
     
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    This is way cool! The first time that I saw Fifi was when she flew right over my apartment on her final to Addison. I was jumping up and down hysterically, while my college buddies said....."That's great. Can you get me a beer while you're up?"
     
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    Nice to hear this,, i was fortunate enough to get free rein to roam FIFI the last time she visited Keene NH,got lots of good pics, even one of the rubber rat on the dash.. JT
     
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    Good to hear, thanks for sharing the link. ;) :thumbleft:
     
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    Fifi update:

    she finished her 4th and final maintenance flight for FAA certifcation recently. she will make her big debute at the midland, tx airshow this weekend after 6 years on the ground. she will be based out of addison, tx at the at the Cavanaugh flight museum. she is actually 2 years ahead of schedule. the husband of a gal who used to work for me was hired to do work on her...Fifi that is... and i believe is the flight engineer. i will post more pics when she sends them.
     

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