Fifi learned to fly in 1945. She was pretty good at it! She was permanently retired in 1958 and used as a gunnery target at China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station in California.
Well, I don't have to tell you that having live rounds hurled at you was no fun. Fifi could never figure out what she had done to deserve her treatment.
In 1971, the Confederate Air Force acquired Fifi. What? You didn't know the Confederates had and air force? Anyway, Fifi was restored in nine weeks to her original B-29 self. Other stuff happened between 1971 and 2010, but, she is flying again.