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SLIDESHOW: Rare Superfortress flies into Wilmington

FIFI, a rare Boeing B-29 Superfortress, flew into the Wilmington International Airport Thursday. (Source: Commemorative Air Force) FIFI, a rare Boeing B-29 Superfortress, flew into the Wilmington International Airport Thursday. (Source: Commemorative Air Force)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

FIFI, a rare Boeing B-29 Superfortress, flew into the Wilmington International Airport Thursday.

The Commemorative Air Force plane, one of just two remaining airworthy B-29s in the world, arrived at ILM on June 15 and was part of a public event June 16-18. The B-29 and other planes were on display at Air Wilmington at 1999 Hall Drive. 

The airplanes will be on static display when not in the air. 

Dozens came out over the weekend to enjoy Fathers Day and learn more about the historic planes. 

Taylor Shively said she and her dad have a common bond over planes. 

"Always, he had this flight simulator when we were little," said Shively. "We would always play the games on them, and he has always been into war stuff, so he always taught me that when we were young."

For more information on the event, click here.

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