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World War II bomber flies into North Charleston

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress helped bring World War II to an end, and one of the iconic planes flew into Charleston International Airport.

FIFI, the B-29 Superfortress, and other vintage military aircraft flew into the Lowcountry Monday afternoon.

Live 5 Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh was part of the air crew on the B-29 and took video of the landing: 

The planes will be on display at Atlantic Aviation as part of the Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour.

The plane will be open for tours and flights from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day between Wednesday, June 21 through Sunday, June 25.

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) tour brings aircraft, pilots, and crews together as part of a traveling World War II history lesson. Guests can tour the B-29 cockpit each day. Ramp access is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 11 to 17, and is free for children 10 and younger. Flights on the historic plane are also available for purchase, ranging from $395 to $1595.

The  B-29 Superfortress began its service in 1944 in the Pacific theater of World War II. The B-29 was designed as a replacement for the B-17 and B-24. It could fly farther and carry more, making it perfect for the long range missions that brought an end to the war.

The B-29 was also used in the Korean War before eventually being phased out. FIFI was acquired by the CAF in the 1970s and for 43 years has been a flying history museum ever since.

For more information about the AirPower History Tour and to purchase tickets for a flight, click here.

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