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Getting Ready For 2019 Airshow Season

March 22, 2019- Several CAF aircraft are stretching their wings ready to take airshow season on. Some even got a new look, check out some recent restoration updates and photos. Some of the CAF aircraft have already taken off for the 2019 Airshow season. You can see more about these tour stops by checking out the events page. If you want to keep up on stories like these restorations, please subscribe to our news email list a the bottom of this page. CAF Members automatically receive this news via email.

P-63 Kingcobra (Houston, TX)

The CAF’s P-63F got a new paint scheme in its old livery. The P-63 Sponsor Group decided to repaint the aircraft in the original livery, just as it came out of the factory in 1944. This aircraft is maintained and flown by a handful of volunteers who are committed to keeping this late-model Kingcobra flying.

C-53 Skytrooper D-Day Doll (Riverside, CA)

The countdown is on, as the C-53 D-Day Doll is in final preparations for going to Normandy. This includes a new paint job to ensure the aircraft is in the best shape to cross the North Atlantic and is a first class representative of the CAF abroad.

B-29 Superfortress FIFI (Fort Worth, TX)

The queen of the fleet, FIFI, got in on the paint action over the winter, getting a shiny new paint job. Although the paint is new, there are several nods to the aircraft’s rich history.

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