We all know Aaron Tippin as one of the most recognizable and influential voices in country music. And you may also know that Aaron is a highly experienced airmen who owns some vintage planes including a 1941 Stearman bi-plane. I’ve personally had the honor and thrill of taking a short flight in that plane over the hills of Middle Tennessee with Aaron at the controls. Now Aaron is putting his two passions together for what may be one of the most unique tours I’ve ever seen come across my desk.
Aaron, along with the good folks representing the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), announced today the CAF Red, White & Loud Tour celebrating America’s freedom. Here’s the cool part – Aaron will be touring with a fully restored Boeing B-29 Superfortress affectionately named “FIFI.” In fact he will be traveling from event to event in the historical bomber that was originally made famous during World War II. And not just as a passenger. Once he passes qualification, Aaron will be co-piloting the bomber to each and every event. Once on the ground, the massive B-29 will serve as the backdrop to his live performance.
“I am very excited about working with the CAF,” Tippin states. “As a son of a pilot, a pilot myself and patriot, the mission of the organization is especially important to me: acknowledging the history of this great nation and the service men and women who make our freedoms possible is stellar and I’m happy to champion the organization’s efforts. Touring with one of the most majestic B-29′s in history is a dream come true; I’m proud to be part of “FIFI’s” re-introduction to flight enthusiasts young and old.”
The Red, White & Loud Tour kicks off with its first stop in Denver on August 28th for the Colorado Sport International Air Show. If you’re a thrill-seeker who loves country music this tour is for you. Fans will be able to buy tickets for guided tours and rides in “FIFI” during the stops. For more information about the tour and to buy tickets visit www.cafb29b24.org.
What do you think of this new tour and would you be willing to jump in and take a flight with Aaron at the controls?