"FiFi" Cleared to Fly

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A historic aircraft has been cleared and is ready for take off.

On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an airworthiness certificate allowing the Commemorative Air Force's B-29 Superfortress "Fi-Fi" to begin phase one of flight testing.

These flights will take to the skies Friday afternoon and continue on Saturday.

The certificate was originally scheduled to be issued at the end of June, but the FAA couldn't make it and it had to be postponed.

If you want to see the plane in action, everyone is encouraged to come out to the Midland Airport on Monday.

Doors open at 7:00a.m. for FiFi's preflight preparations and flight.

Visitors will have front row seats to see crew members performing training exercises.