Taking bittersweet nostalgia to new heights, "Fifi," — the last World War II-era B-29 bomber still operational — carried veterans up, up, and away at an air expo in New Orleans on Friday.
"It was kind of emotional, you know… to hear those engines rev up," David Fisher, a WWII vet, said.
The bomber travels the country, supported by the National WWII Museum and the Commemorative Air Force, bridging decades through flight.
"That's its mission now, is to travel the country and tell this story," David Oliver, of the Commemorative Air Force, said.
Watch the vets take to the skies once more in The Associated Press video, below. --Sarah Eberspacher