World Famous Bombers to Visit Fayetteville for Bikes, Blues and BBQ

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The Commemorative Air Force’s famous Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber FIFI will fly into Drake Field in Fayetteville Thursday (Sept. 19) for the annual Bikes, Blues and Barbeque rally.

The bomber was first flown in 1942 and is the only example of the aircraft still in working order.

A B-24 Liberator Diamond Lil and other historic military airplanes will also be on display for cockpit tours and rides at the Arkansas Air and Military Museum through Sunday.

The event is open to the public and will allow attendees to get up close to these famous military aircraft. Gates are open from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and 9a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Admission cost for the event is $15 per person and $25 for families. Children age 10 and under are free.

Admission cost includes museum access and cockpit tours in the B-29 and B-24 when the airplanes are not in motion. To purchase a ride in the airplanes, visit for more information and to make ride reservations.

The mission of the Commemorative Air Force is to honor the men and women who built, maintained and flew in these airplanes during World War II.

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Bikes, Blues and BBQ continues through Saturday with live music, food, bikes and car shows, as well as a Miss BBB contest.

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