This time of year brings the annual Winter Staff Conference at CAF Headquarters in Midland, TX. The MN Wing Staff visited, sharing ideas and stories with other Wing leaders, and learning as much as we could about the CAF as a whole, where we are going, and what we as a Wing can do to help make it all happen! We also were able to get an update on Fifi's progress. For those of you who don't know, Fifi is the CAF's B-29. It had engine issues, and has to be refitted with a new style of engine. It will be the only flying example of a B-29 when the work is completed!
(Tim Gunter and Todd Lofquist applaud the recipients at the first CAF Hall of Fame Banquet)
(Bob Wright and Gary Stinar in the new CAF Commemorative Center Hangar)
(The visiting MN Wing Staff members next to the High Sky Wing's aircraft)
(Fifi has one left and one right engine installed... two to go!)
(A new engine hangs from the stand, ready to be installed... 11 weeks until Fifi flies according to the maintenance team!)
(Bob Wright and Tim Gunter display the MN Wing colors, while eyeing that F-14 in the background... next restoration project? We Wish!)
(Some of the Wings arrived in style! Sure beats riding an airliner)