DALLAS — The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) B-24 Liberator “Diamond Lil” will lead the CAF AirPower History Tour and a squadron of historic aircraft to a landing at a patriotic celebration and veterans’ fundraiser at Branson Airport, Missouri, Sept. 2-4. [Read more…]
The Commemorative Air Force’s (CAF) iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, FIFI, along with other AirPower Tour aircraft, starts a 24-city, six-week tour in Birmingham, Ala., May 18-22.
She will also perform in two airshows prior to the start of the tour, the Barksdale AFB Defenders of Liberty Air Show April 30-May 1 and the Spirit of St. Louis Air Show May 14-15. FIFI is currently the only flying B-29 Superfortress in the world. [Read more…]
Wings Over Miami continues to celebrate special individuals in history with the visit of the Tuskegee Airmen traveling exhibit and the arrival of the Texas Raiders, a B-17 Flying Fortress, March 24-27 at Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (KTMB). [Read more…]
DALLAS – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, distributed 178 of its RISE ABOVE Resource Kits to schools in honor of Black History Month.
Schools in 39 states received the kits that are designed for teachers and youth leaders to educate students about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. [Read more…]
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, confirms that Wednesday morning, Feb. 3, the P-51C Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen” was involved in a gear-up landing at Dallas Executive Airport (DEA).
The aircraft was landing back at DEA, the national headquarters of the CAF, for a special event in honor of Black History Month in the Dallas area. [Read more…]
The folks at FunPlacesToFly.com recently traveled to Dallas to the new Commemorative Air Force headquarters, where they got a chance to see Diamond Lil, a World War II-era B-24, while she is undergoing some routine maintenance.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, recently finished its 2015 annual tour of the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit and fully-restored P-51C Mustang World War II fighter aircraft.
This year marked a record number of groups that came through the exhibit, and brings a total of more than 173,000 visitors to off-tarmac events since the exhibit’s debut in 2011. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — More than 30 pieces of nose art from World War II combat aircraft are making their first-ever trip outside their home museum, with the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh chosen as the first public display location for this rare collection. [Read more…]