Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fifi Flies - Dam Busting Possibilities

My Dad passed this video of the B-29 Superfortress Fifi flying up to Oshkosh this year. There's some amazing footage for those who just love these old warbirds. There's an especially stirring view of a flight of P-51s coming up alongside her.

Of course, it's also great to know that these resources are available for the foundation to use in dam  busting operations.


  1. WOW! And at Oshkosh, too. It's the same spirit that I feel around fly fishers as well. I don't know what the connection is but I sure can feel it. Thanks.

    PS. If any of you all haven't been to Oshkosh, GO.

  2. really cool. Thanks for sharing this. A great video to get my day started.

  3. JJP: Yeah, someday I'd like to do that. Must be very cool.

    Sanders: You're welcome.

  4. Impressive plane to be sure, though for dam busting we need something a bit more... lower level.

  5. Tom, I see what you mean; a bit too stratospheric, won't draw the crowds. Definitely something more along the lines of the B-25 or 26, perhaps a Corsair. Or, as you have suggested in the past, an A-10. A nice strafing run followed by a little JDAM action would certainly get the crowd going.