ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – After a few delays, a piece of history landed at Albany International on Monday.
“Fifi,” the World War II B-29 bomber, was supposed to arrive last week, but the weather wasn’t good enough for flying.
Fifi was salvaged and repaired by the Commemorative Air Force to fly around the country to both remember and educate. Mark Novak is one of only 17 people in the world who flies the WWII and Korean War plane.
Novak said it’s important for people to experience the piece of history up close. He said its sights and sounds are engaging to everyone who checks it out.
“It’s everything to that 3-year-old who’s amazed that it’s here,” he said. “We had a 95-year-old WWII veteran just two days ago and to hear him and to hear his stories.”
The plane arrived at the Millionaire Hanger. Fifi will be on display until 6 p.m. on Monday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and will be available for the public to take a ride in. Public flights will be available beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
- Admission to the ramp is $10 per person, $5 for children age 10-17. Children under age 10 are free.
- Call to book ride: (513) 442-9233
- $800 per person to fly in the B-29.
Fifi is the only WWII plane of its kind still in the air. It will be on display along with a C-45 plane.