Gordon McNulty sent us another image of Sentimental Journey, with this note: The Commemorative Air Force B-17G Sentimental Journey, seen with the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster at the museum in Hamilton, Ontario, in 2016.” [Read more…]
Captivating stories of Atlanta’s involvement in World War II unfold across a series of five large display cases at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport T Concourse. The displays, prepared by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), the CAF Dixie Wing and the Airport Art Program, include photos and artifacts that highlight the Eighth Air Force, the Tuskegee Airmen, hometown heroes, homefront construction, and homefront life. [Read more…]
The aircraft spent 16 years in restoration before flying again this spring at Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field in Peachtree City, Ga. The P-63, restored and operated by the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), served many roles, from test aircraft to air show performer. [Read more…]
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — Two restored World War II aircraft have taken flight as the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Warbird Museum celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Sixteen years of restoration work by the Wing’s volunteers has brought a Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra back to flying status, more than 40 years after it last flew.
Also, a restored Beechcraft T-34 Mentor took to the air in December and has been repainted in its original livery by the Delta Air Lines Technical Operations group in Atlanta. [Read more…]
Christopher Ebdon sent in this photo, with a note: “Photo flight of rare World War II Cobras: A 1946 Bell P-63F King Cobra S/N:296E1-1R – N6763 and a 1943 Bell P-39 Airacobra 42-19597 – N6968, Commemorative Air Force.” [Read more…]
RED WING, Minn. — The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, recently wrapped up its annual cross country tour of the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit, participating in 36 events in 16 states over 10 months.
This marks five years since the traveling exhibit was launched to share the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen with audiences across the country. In that time span, over half a million people have experienced a compelling piece of American history delivered by this educational outreach vehicle. [Read more…]
RED WING and BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, and AirCorps Aviation, specialists in the restoration, maintenance, and rebuilding of vintage World War II aircraft, report the successful return to flight of the squadron’s P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen.
The aircraft, which had been out of commission for eight months to undergo repair following a hard landing, made a successful test flight on Dec. 1, and is expected to return shortly to its mission to honor the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen at air shows and events around the country. [Read more…]