Piloting B-29 named FiFi Bill McCowen in the early morning at a Midland Texas hotel room reviewing maps and notes in preparation for piloting the B-29 named FiFi – 1998 Beverly McCowen and Bill McCowen at a hearty early morning Texas breakfast prior to Bill piloting B29 FiFi – 1998 Beverly McCowen, Bill McCowen, Clint McCowen at early morning breakfast, Midland Texas, 1998 Lt. Colonel (r) Bill McCowen and Clint McCowen – Midland Texas 1998 Lt. Colonel (r) Bill McCowen in front of the Confederate Air Force Museum just prior to piloting FiFi, 1998 Bill McCowen and beloved 1st wife Beverly Fryer McCowen, mother of their 3 sons at the Museum 1998 The famous B29 known as FiFi Bill McCowen and FiFi At the time of this photo in 1998, FiFi was the only functional B29 in existence Bill’s beloved 1st wife Beverly and Bill McCowen Inspection underway Bill McCowen pointing out a few items of interest to 1st wife Beverly Beloved 1st wife Beverly Fryer McCowen and husband Bill McCowen – Midland Texas 1998 Bill McCowen pointing to the window that he was thrown-through during a 1952 air crash of a B-29 in Okinawa (Bill was not the pilot of that flight) Beverly Fryer McCowen, Bill’s 1st wife and mother of their three children – Midland Texas 1998 Beverly Fryer McCowen, Bill’s 1st wife and mother of their three children Bill McCowen and son Clint McCowen standing next to B29 FiFi – Midland Texas 1998 Beverly Fryer McCowen, Bill’s beloved 1st wife of 64 years A friendly Texas rancher who is a passenger on this B29 flight piloted by Bill McCowen. Man wearing the hat is the Crew Chief Bill McCowen standing next to an F80 in the Museum A passenger on the flight FiFi’s engines being started Clint McCowen (son) and Bill McCowen with FiFi – Midland Texas 1998 Beverly and Bill McCowen with one of the Confederate Air Force’s officers Bill McCowen in discussion with the Crew Chief Bill with they nice men who keep FiFi mechanically fit Bill and Clint McCowen standing with a very very large aircraft! Bill McCowen with beloved 1st wife Beverly McCowen in front of the Museum Bill McCowen, minutes before the flight Bill McCowen walking toward FiFi Bill McCowen just before boarding FiFi Bill McCowen boarding FiFi Bill McCowen aboard FiFi FiFi’s cockpit Bill McCowen in the pilot’s seat of FiFi Bill McCowen pointing in the direction he intends to go Bill McCowen, beloved father and veteran of three wars, about to pilot FiFi Bill McCowen, happy to once again be in a B29 Aircraft Commander’s seat! Engines started! Taxi underway Bill McCowen taxi down the runway FiFi in the distance – piloted by Bill McCowen 1998 After a very successful flight of which the IP stated that it seems Bill never missed a day in the pilot’s seat, Bill McCowen, Clint and Beverly McCowen 1998 Bill McCowen and Clint McCowen B-29 FiFi Bill McCowen with some of the ground crew of B-29 FiFi Bill McCowen and beloved 1st wife Bevery Midland Texas 1998 Bill McCowen in the commander’s seat of B-29 FiFi Beverly and Bill McCowen In 1998, FiFi was the only operational B29 in existence FiFi B29 propellers spinning and preparing for take off!