B-29 Superfortress at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway
April 15, 2017



The Commemorative Air Force Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi arrived at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on April 12. It has been carrying passengers on revenue generating flights. I photographed it on April 15.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, April 15, 2017 Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi was delivered to the US Army Air Force as 44-62070. Its construction number is 11547. Following retirement in 1958 it was placed on the bombing range at China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station. The Confederate Air Force acquired it on March 23, 1971 and registered it as N4249. It was flown to CAF headquarters at Harlingen, Texas on August 3, 1971. It was reigstered N529B in August 1981.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, April 15, 2017 Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, April 15, 2017 Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, April 15, 2017 Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, April 15, 2017 Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, April 15, 2017 Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, April 15, 2017 Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, April 15, 2017 Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, April 15, 2017 Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, April 15, 2017 Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, April 15, 2017 Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, April 15, 2017 Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, April 15, 2017 Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi

Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, April 15, 2017 Boeing B-29 Superfortress N529B Fifi



More Mesa Gateway Airport displays

Mesa Gateway Airport The former Williams Air Force Base is now known as Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. In addition to serving as a civil airport, it is frequently visited by military aircraft taking advantage of its limited traffic. Several pilot training schools operate at the airport. Allegiant Air provides passenger service to airports around the country on a fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-83s. An air tanker base occasionally hosts fire fighting tankers. Boeing has a test facility for hot weather tests and Advanced Training Systems Incorporated refurbushes Douglas A-4 Skyhawks.














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