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‘FIFI’ lands at SUN ’n FUN The Commemorative Air Force brings one of its stars, “FIFI,” the last airworthy B-29 Superfortress, to this week’s airshow. With a place of honor on the Warbird ramp, “FIFI” will be open for ground cockpit tours, when not in operation. Tours are $5 for adults and $2 for children 5-12. World War II and Korean veterans can tour the bomber for free, as well as active duty military. The bomber also will be giving rides during the show. The B-29 holds 10 passengers — four in front (including the bombardier) and six in the rear gunner’s compartment. Passengers in the gunner’s compartment are not able to move to the front of the aircraft because the bomb bay separates the two cabins. Passengers must be at least 12 years old. Rides will be offered Wednesday through Sunday. Check at the Commemorative Air Force tent on the Warbird ramp for available times. Rides range in price from $595 to $1,495, depending on where you sit. The Commemorative Air Force is also bringing its RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit to SUN ’n FUN. The one-of-a-kind exhibit, dedicated to the Tuskgee Airmen, is housed in a 53-foot customized trailer with sides that slide out to create a 30-seat climate-controlled movie theater with a 180° screen. The original movie, “RISE ABOVE,”

Country music star Aaron Tippin after his checkout in “FIFI.”

March 27-April 1, 2012

April 1, 2012 SUN 'n FUN Today  
April 1, 2012 SUN 'n FUN Today  

The April 1, 2012 edition of SUN 'n FUN Today produced daily during the show in Lakeland, Florida.