BISMARCK, N.D. - A B-29 Bomber built to fight in World War II arrived not at the shores of Normandy, but rather the Bismarck Aero Center.
For the next 3 days, spectators have the chance to not only come and see this metal behemoth, but even take a ride in it.
The plane touched down in Bismarck a little after 1400 hrs. Named Fifi, it's on a round-country tour from May through October, starting and ending in Texas. Organizers say the purpose is education.
"History books now, if they have anything on World War II, it's just a couple of pages. It doesn't talk about the different kids of planes or the sacrifices that were made. They can come out and learn something. We don't get this far north this often, so I don't want to say it's a once-in-a-lifetime, but it's a once every five to ten year opportunity," said Mark Novak, Aircraft Commander.
Fifi is one of only 2 flying B-29's. It's been flying for 40 years and Novak says he expects it to fly for another 40 years.
If you want to ride in the plane, tickets are available online from $85 to nearly $2,000, depending on your seat. Visit AirPowerTour.org.