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Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour/B-29 Superfortress FIFI plans first time visits to cities in Canada this summer.
Famous World War II Bomber will visit 8 airports in Quebec and Ontario.
(DALLAS, March 20, 2018) The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History Tour will bring the sights, sounds, and stories of World War II aviation to 26 cities in North America this summer including 8 cities in Canada. It is the first time in history the B-29 Superfortress, one of only two in the world that still fly, will be available for tours and rides at Canadian stops.
The tour’s collec...
WWII Heritage Days Honors Medal of Honor Recipients
PEACHTREE CITY, GA. (March 19, 2018) – World War II Medal of Honor recipients will be honored during the 15th annual World War II Heritage Days weekend, April 21-22, at the CAF Dixie Wing Warbird Museum, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, in Peachtree City, Ga.
The Hispanic Medal of Honor Society, based in Phoenix, Arizona, will bring an exhibit that includes five Medals of Honor, several large panels with a history of the medal profiles of the 16 Hispanic Americans who received the medal during World War II, and a U.S....
Central Texas Wing Hosts 6th Annual Casino Night
San Marcos, TX (March 20, 2018) - On April 14th, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Central Texas Wing will host its 7th Annual Casino Night in the CAF hangar at San Marcos Regional Airport. This fundraiser supports our mission of restoring and flying vintage military aircraft.
Join us at a fantastic setting of gaming tables surrounded by historic vintage aircraft, door prizes, silent auction, $20,000 in Casino money, and a chance to win a History Flight on the B-25 Yellow Rose. Casino night will feature, Blackjack, Roulette, Texas Hold ‘Em, ...
PHOTO BY JOHN ENGLISH
CAF Headquarters Seaking An Education Coordinator
(DALLAS, TX, March 20, 2018) - The Education Coordinator supports the design and execution of the CAF National Educational programs that consists of Aviation and STEM educational initiatives as well as Inspirational Programs known as RISE ABOVE. These programs are designed to introduce area students to aviation concepts and technology to develop an understanding and interest in aviation and its history. In addition, providing tools and mentorship to pursue post secondary opportunities. Also provides an inspirational in...
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SEARCH FOR CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE
Dallas, March 16, 2018 -The General Staff of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is announcing a national search to identify and recruit candidates for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organization.
The CAF is a national nonprofit organization headquartered at Dallas Executive Airport. Founded in 1957 and chartered in 1961, the CAF is committed to restore, preserve and exhibit its collection of flying World War II aircraft. Today, it is the world’s largest flying museum with over 170 aircraft representing ...
B-25 Bomber to Arrive for Warbird Weekend
16th Annual CAF Event Honors Vintage Aviation
HOUSTON (Feb 19, 2018) - A freshly painted B-25 Mitchell Devil Dog, will arrive in Houston for the 16th annual Warbird Weekend April 14-15 at the West Houston Airport. Ground tours will be available, and rides can be purchased for flights Friday through Sunday, April 15.
Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Houston Wing hosts the event at the CAF Houston Wing museum at the West Houston Airport. The nationally famous PB-1J Devil Dog, replica Japanese aircraft from the world famous Tora Tora To...
SHUSTER ANNOUNCES END TO EFFORT TO PRIVATIZE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
Bill Shuster, Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, announced today that he will no longer pursue his effort to privatize U.S. air traffic control services.
“Although our air traffic control reform provisions did not reach the obvious level of support needed to pass Congress, I intend to work with Senator [John] Thune [Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee] and move forward with a reauthorization bill to provide long-term stability for the FAA,” said Chairman Shuster in a written statement.
Commemorative Air Force Announces Hall of Fame Inductees for 2018
Dallas, Texas (February 20, 2018) - For more than 60 years, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has recognized the contributions of the men and women who built and flew military aircraft from World War II. The organization’s success can only be attributed to its hard-working volunteer-members, called Colonels that have been the foundation and the driving force to keep the organization’s mission and aircraft going strong since 1957.
On March 3, 2018, the CAF will be recognized three long-time members who made significant contri...
Four New Unit/Locations in Texas, Tennessee, Washington and Arkansas
Dallas- February 20, 2018 - The Commemorative Air Force (CAF), now headquartered in Dallas announced today that four new units have been added to the growing list of unit/locations. Collecting aircraft for more than 60 years, the CAF now ranks as one of the largest air forces in the world. Today the CAF has approximately 12,000 members and a fleet of more than 170 aircraft representing more than 60 different types—including planes from several foreign countries and other military conflicts since World War II.
CAF members ...
Launch of D-Day Squadron to Bring American C-47s Back Over Beaches of Normandy in Epic Flyover Event
(Photo by Larry Ley)
Oxford, Conn. – February 5, 2018 – The Tunison Foundation, a non-profit organization that owns and operates World War II era aircraft, today announced the launch of the D-Day Squadron to honor the citizen soldiers who helped liberate Europe and end the War. They will lead a contingent of American C-47 aircraft in a trans-Atlantic trek to participate in the Daks Over Normandy event from June 2-6, 2019 which will include a mass flyover across the English Channel to commem...
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF), a non-profit flying museum, announces that the aircraft that led a formation of more than 800 C-47s to Normandy to drop paratroopers on D-Day, will take its first flight since the restoration began. On January 31, 2018, at 1 p.m. CST in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, D-Day C-47 That’s All, Brother will return to the sky.
It has been nearly ten years since C-47 That’s All, Brother flew, but the airplane’s incredible D-Day history was only recently discovered by U.S. Air Force historian, Matt Scales. This airplane, which led the first majo...
B-17 Bomber to Arrive for WWII Heritage Days
15th Annual CAF Event Honors Medal of Honor Recipients
PHOTO CAPTION: Restored B-17 Flying Fortress "Texas Raiders" will highlight the 2018 World War II Heritage Days hosted by the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing Museum at Atlanta Regional Airport -Falcon Field April 21-22. (Photo courtesy of CAF Gulf Coast Wing)
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (Jan. 29, 2018) - A restored B-17 Flying Fortress, “Texas Raiders”, will arrive in Atlanta for the 15th annual World War II Heritage Days April 21-22 at the Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field in Peach...
Homes For Heroes Continues To Help Air Force Members Find A Home
(January 24, 2018- Minneapolis, MN) - Since its launch in 2002, Homes for Heroes has given back over $25 million to the heroes across the military and healthcare profession including air force. The U.S. Military Air Force is the second largest service branch with 318,415 active personnel and more than 5368 military aircraft. America’s air force is largely seen as the dominant power in the world, surpassing countries in manpower and aircrafts. While non-profit organisations such as the Commemorative Air Force commit to preservi...
Tex Hill Wing to Host Vietnam Remembrance Event in San Antonio
(January 24, 2018- San Antonio) - It's been a half century since the infamous 1968 Tet Offensive forced America to re-think its involvement in the Vietnam War. The CAF's Tex Hill Wing on Feb. 17 will host Tet '68 Plus 50 at Stinson Municipal Airport in San Antonio to honor Vietnam War veterans and showcase some of the conflict's aircraft, vehicles and military equipment.
" 'Tet' was the pivoting point in America's Vietnam odyssey," says event organizer and Tex Hill Wing member Morgan Montalvo. "Tet is the Vietnamese...
The CAF Alaska Wing is repainting the Harvard!
January 2, 2o18 – (Anchorage, Alaska) - The CAF’s most northern unit, the Col Mike Hunt Alaska Wing is working to repaint their assigned Harvard and are looking for interested volunteers. The aircraft is 66 years old and is long overdue for a new paint job. The project is made possible because of some recent fundraisers and increased activity/ engagement with the community. The group would like to freshen up the Harvard for the 2018 airshow season - especially for Arctic Thunder June 30 – July 1, 2018. Chuck Miller and the crew at Chaz A...
New Tax bill and Year-end Donor Strategies
The U.S. House and Senate passed the tax bill and President Trump signed it into law on December 20, 2017. While the bill was in conference committee there were a number of changes, including some pertaining to charitable gifts. The Commemorative Air Force has identified several items that are likely to be of most interest to donors.
The items below will take effect in January 2018. Currently, they are all set to expire at the end of 2025. Unless Congress acts before then to extend the provisions or make them permanent, they will be replaced by cu...
Today at Basler Turbo Conversions in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, That's All, Brother's engines had a test run. Please enjoy the video of this major milestone. Thank you for what you've helped us accomplish with your support of this important restoration.
If you would like to support the next phases of work and operations on this unique piece of flying history, you can do so here: https://www.crowdrise.com/c-47-thats-all-brother/
With thanks and well wishes this holiday season from all of us on the That's All, Brother Restoration Team!
Only on December 15-23, 2017 the CAF High Sky Wing will be offering flights in the C-45 Expeditor out of Midland International Airport in Midland-Odessa, Texas. Flights will start at 6:00 p.m. and will run every 30 minutes until 9:30 p.m. Passengers must be at least 5 years old. The following seats are available per flight: one Co-pilot seat ($145); four cabin seats ($75 each). If you are interested in booking the entire airplane, the cost is $395 per flight. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served to all passengers.
For reservations contact (432) 703-3142 or email rides@highskywin...
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (Dec. 11, 2017) – Noted aviation racer Thom Richard will relate his experiences and discuss the history of air racing in the final Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Living Aviation History Day program for 2017. The presentation will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Museum hangar, 1200 Echo Ct., Peachtree City, Ga., adjacent to Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field. Admission is $10, with veterans and active military members admitted free. Click HERE for details.
VALERO TEXAS OPEN: 12 DAYS OF GIVING DECEMBER 1-12
SAN ANTONIO, TX (Dec. 10, 2017)– At the Birdies for Charity® kick-off events in October, Valero Texas Open representatives announced the fourth annual “12 Days of Giving” that will take place December 1-12.
Participating charities and schools will receive $10 proceeds from each Good Any One Day general admission ticket (retail $25 per ticket) sold online at www.ValeroTexasOpen.com/tickets. Ticket purchasers should select the
Central Texas Wing as the charitable recipient they want to support from their ticket purchase.
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