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B-29 Superfortress touches down at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

B-29 Superfortress touches down at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

AVOCA, LUZERNE COUNTY (WOLF) -- A piece of history touched town at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport Tuesday.

It's one of only two operating B-29 Superfortress planes left from World War II, and less than 10 in the country - named 'FIFI'.

This model aircraft was first flown in 1942, and began active service in 1944, designed to travel long distances.

It's best known as the aircraft whose missions over Japan helped bring an end to the war.

This flying museum travels the country, giving people the chance to hop inside and get a glimpse of the past.

"There are so few of us that fly it, it does humble me. Especially when you look who flew it before me or you look to who flew it during the war. And we have had some members of our squadron who were actually WWII pilots," said Allen Benzing, Aircraft Commander for the Fifi B-29 Flight Crew.

It will be open to the public starting Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm.

it's $10 for adults and $5 for kids 10 to 18, and free for kids under 10.

You can also ride in an aircraft... those rides start at $85 dollars.

We have more information on the Air Power History Tour, and how to sign up for rides here: https://www.airpowersquadron.org/.

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