Our friends at FunPlacesToFly.com recently posted this video of Warbirds on parade at the Dallas/Fort Worth Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, which operates out of the Lancaster Airport in Lancaster, Texas. [Read more…]
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will again promote “12 Planes of Christmas,” an online giving campaign.
Located at SupportCAF.org, the campaign provides an opportunity to aide in the restoration and maintenance of the aircraft, as well as learn more about the CAF’s fleet of 165 airplanes. All of the CAF aircraft are restored, maintained, flown and exhibited by a volunteer force, which operate out of 60 different CAF locations across the country. The organization depends on donations to keep em’ flying, officials note. [Read more…]
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. —More than 12,000 aviation fans and family members filled the tarmac at the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing’s second annual Atlanta Warbird Weekend, held Sept. 12-13, at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport.
Guests toured a DC-3, the B-17 “Memphis Belle,” and viewed 33 World War II warbirds brought in for the occasion. They were able to see a fleet of five P-51 Mustangs, a British Royal Air Force Hurricane, and other famous aircraft from that war.
World War II veterans and other pilots attracted large crowds as they discussed their experiences and their warbirds at a series of “Warbirds in Review” sessions in front of various aircraft. More than 37 veterans attended as honored guests. [Read more…]
DALLAS – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will showcase a collection of World War II aircraft during its CAF WWII Air Expo at Dallas Executive Airport Oct. 3-5.
Four of the most popular bombers from that era will be on the ramp including FIFI (pictured), the world’s only flying B-29 Superfortress. Other attending bombers include the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and B-25 Mitchell. Vintage military fighters present will include a P-40 Warhawk and two P-51 Mustangs.
MADISON, Wisconsin — In a second annual rare gathering of World War II-era aircraft, the Commemorative Air Force and the Experimental Aircraft Association are joining forces for a “Heavy Bombers Weekend” in Madison the weekend before EAA AirVenture.
The three-day event starts Friday, July 25, and will feature the B-25 Mitchell “Miss Mitchell,” the B-17 “Aluminum Overcast,” (pictured) and the P-51 Mustang “Gunfighter.” Other attending aircraft include a T-6 Texan, Canadian Harvard MK IV, Vultee BT-13, Ryan PT-22, L-5 Sentinel, T-33 Shooting Star and an OV-1 Mohawk.
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has chosen Dallas Executive Airport (KRBD) as the location for its CAF National Airbase and corporate headquarters.