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- Horizontal Stabilizer (49:40)
- Vertical Stabilizer (21:15)
- Rudder (32:15)
- Right Elevator (35:45)
- Left Elevator (30:50)
- Inventory & Setup (9:30)
- Left Wing Prep (54:30)
- Left Fuel Tank (45:20)
- Left Wing Skins (46:10)
- Right Wing Prep (34:15)
- Right Fuel Tank (47:50)
- Right Wing Skins (40:15)
- Ailerons (54:30)
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- Rods and ends (18:45)
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- Inventory and Setup (7:15)
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- F-704 Bulkhead (13:25)
- F-705 Bulkhead (14:20)
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- Tailcone (29:30)
- Center Section (35:15)
- Forward Section (52:40)
- Forward Assembly (24:30)
- Skins/Baggage Area (46:30)
- Seats & Seat Floors (30:15)
- Flaps & Gear Mounts (18:15)
- Fuselage Plumbing (14:0)
- Tail Feathers (16:35)
- Front Deck/Firewall (58:50)
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- Electrical (57:30)
- Electrical Part 2 (24:0)
- Canopy (22:30)
- Landing Gear (18:35)
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CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow will be Oct. 6-8, 2017 at Dallas Executive Airport, for more information visit
Crawl through a B-29 Superfortress IN FLIGHT! - FlightChops
An honor retracing steps of WWII veterans as Steve explores every nook and cranny of FIFI!
CAF Wings Over Dallas Recap - CAF Media
The first inaugural CAF Wings Over Dallas was a success! Check out the highlights of the event captured in this video by Scott M. Edge of SkyGate Studios.
Help the CAF Honor the WASP - CAF Media
Help us restore the airplane that gave women wings, and inspire young people with the story of America's first female military pilots. Visit' to support this project.
CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow Promo - CAF Media
CAF Wings Over Dallas​ World War II themed air show. See dozens of WWII aircraft on the ground and in the sky, military vehicles, WWII veterans, re-enactors and more. The 2016 event commemorates the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and, and will feature a full scale battle reenactment of the Japanese attack using aircraft and pyrotechnics.
If These Planes Could Talk - B29 B24 Squadron
If these planes could talk, what would they say? And would we listen? The CAF is committed to helping these planes talk to people all over the country who listen to them tell their stories of service and sacrifice.
CAF SoCal​ Wing at the 2016 El Centro Airshow - CAF Media
A beautiful array of warbirds in the California sun.
What it's like to take a ride on FIFI, the B-29 Bomber - CAF Media
Part of the Commemorative Air Force Airpower Tour on the West Coast.
Taking Care of FiFi - B-29 Bomber - AOPALive
Almost 300 hours of work for every flight hour: That's what it takes to keep Fifi, the Commemorative Air Force's B-29 Superfortress, flying. Go behind the scenes at Fifi's home base.
Airpower Tour, 2015 West Coast Tour - FIFI - B-29 Bomber - CAF Media
Scott Plummer​ of AIRSHOWVID.COM​ produced this video during FIFI's 2015 West Coast tour. Enjoy it!
Jocelyn's B-25 Flight - CAF Media
Warbird Expo in Fishers, Indiana, made thousands of aviation fans' dreams come true - and especially for one WWII warbird enthusiast by the name of Jocelyn. It was Jocelyn's birthday, and her hubby made it a day to remember with an extra special gift...a flight in a B-25J, operated by the Missouri Wing of the Commemorative Air Force!
2015 ICAS Special Achievement Award - Arsenal of Democracy - CAF Media
Here is the footage from last month's The International Council of Air Shows​ Convention Special Achievement Award presentation. This is a great short video which explains what it took to make the Arsenal Of Democracy​ flyover possible.

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