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(DALLAS – August 17, 2017) The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) announced today that Stephan C. Brown has resigned from his post as president/CEO effective August 17, 2017.

Brown provided 10 years of dedicated service, leading the CAF through a transitional period and is responsible for significant accomplishments, including establishing the CAF headquarters in Dallas and initiating a campaign to construct an aviation attraction museum to be built at Dallas Executive Airport.

Former CAF vice-president of safety, maintenance and operations, Robert Stenevik will serve as CAF President/CEO until a permanent president is identified. Stenevik, who recently retired from his CAF position, has extensive knowledge and experience with the organization and will be able to efficiently step into the position.

The General Staff, the CAF's board of directors, will commence searching for a new CAF president immediately. Board Chairman Doug Rozendaal said, “Steve Brown has given the CAF many years of enthusiastic service. We owe him gratitude and praise for his many accomplishments. We wish him the best of luck in future endeavors. Moving forward, the board recognizes the importance of the CAF’s dedicated supporters and passionate membership. We will focus on finding leadership dedicated to continuing that long CAF tradition and are unanimous in our commitment to accomplishing the CAF National Airbase initiative.”

About the Commemorative Air Force:

Through six decades of collecting, restoring and flying World War II aircraft the CAF has become the world’s largest flying museum with a fleet of 165 airplanes supported by 11,000 volunteer members. Nearly all the aircraft are kept in flying condition enabling people to experience first-hand the sight and sound of vintage military aircraft in flight.

CAF is dedicated to Honoring American Military Aviation through flight, exhibition, education and remembrance. To further its mission the CAF produces many aviation events across the country, including the CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow, which annually attracts more than ninety thousand spectators and was honored as 2015 Airshow of the Year by the International Council of Airshows.

The organization recently relocated its national headquarters to Dallas Executive Airport where it hosts CAF Wings Over Dallas Airshow and is developing an educational campus that is expected to play a significant role in the economic and cultural revitalization of southern Dallas.

For more information, visit www.commemorativeairforce.org.

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Lancaster, TX, August 11, 2017: Be sure to attend the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Warbirds on Parade at the Lancaster Airport on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event attendees will have a chance to experience the very military aircraft and warbirds which played a significant role in America's fight for freedom. Countless books and films tell the tale of how warplanes and those who fought for our freedoms changed the course of history. CAF Warbirds on Parade gives you an opportunity to get an up-close look and tour vintage World War II, Korean and Vietnam-era aircraft. 
 
Approximately 20 warbirds will attend this static event, including vintage bombers, fighters, cargo and trainer aircraft. A Hind 24 Soviet gunship, Mil-20 helicopter, Huey helicopter, CJ-6, PBJ, A-26, T-34, PT-19, AT-19, T-28, L-19, Japanese Kate and a Zero will also be in attendance. Assorted military vehicles, living history reenactors, WWII-era demonstrations and more than 100 classic cars will round out the displays for an unforgettable day. 
 
The CAF Dallas Fort Worth Wing, the organization presenting the event, is based at Lancaster Airport and holds aviation events year-round. This unit of the Commemorative Air Force maintains WWII aircraft that include a Douglas R4D-6, a Stinson L-5 Sentinel, a Vultee BT-15 Valiant and a Boeing PT-17 Stearman. Wing Leader Keith Barrett says "We are always excited to hold CAF Warbirds on Parade each year. It is an opportunity to showcase our aircraft to the community and educate a younger generation about our proud American history. Any chance we have the opportunity to honor our American veterans and get the public excited about our country's history is thrilling."
 
New for this year, the CAF WASP Squadron, honoring the Women Airforce Service Pilots, will participate in the program with WASP educational curriculum, reenactors, and memorabilia. The WASP were the first women to fly American military airplanes during WWII. They ferried more than 12,000 aircraft over sixty million miles - yet their service to our nation went unrecognized for decades. The CAF WASP Squadron serves to honor the accomplishments of this remarkable group of women, while inspiring and educating today's generation of young people.
 
The Lancaster Airport is located at 736 Ferris Rd, Lancaster, TX 75146 off of Beltline Road between I-45 and I-35. Click here for directions or follow GPS coordinates at this link. The suggested donation for entry is $10 per car or $5 per person. For more information about this event please visit www.dfwwing.com.  
 
 
The Commemorative Air Force is the world's largest flying museum, and collects, restores, and flies World War II aircraft. After a nationwide search, the organization recently selected Dallas to be its new headquarters, because of the city's commitment to growth, while also preserving the best of American history and culture. 
 
For more than 60 years, the CAF has been dedicated to honoring American Military Aviation through flight, exhibition, education and remembrance. Fulfilling its mission, the organization maintains airplanes in flying condition - taking the airplanes to the people to experience first-hand the sight and sound of the aircraft in flight. The CAF produces many aviation events across the country, including the CAF Wings Over Houston Airshow which annually attracts more than 90,000 spectators and was the 2016 Airshow of the Year. CAF Wings Over Dallas is scheduled for October 6 - 8 at Dallas Executive Airport.
 
A non-profit educational association, the CAF has more than 11,000 members and a fleet of 165 airplanes distributed throughout the country to 70 CAF units for care and operation.
 
For more information, visit www.commemorativeairforce.org.
 
Col. Keith Barrett * Tel. 972-974-0142 * Email: hkbarret@swbell.net
Col. Steve Bennett * Tel. 817-269-4081 * Email: fortworthbennett@charter.net
Col. Russ Coonley * Tel. 940-466-3672 * Email: coonleyfarms@aol.com
Col. Jim Breitenstine * Tel. 817-294-2936 * Email: jbreitens@gmail.com 

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Aransas Pass, Texas – August 1, 2017- The Maxine Flournoy Third Coast Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force, Museum of Military History will hold its annual Hall of Fame Awards ceremony at 2:00 p.m on September 23, 2017, at Porter-McCampbell Airport. 

Each year the members of the Maxine Flournoy Squadron hold this ceremony to honor and commemorate the service of local individuals who have achieved great accomplishments while serving in the U.S. military. It is the mission of the Maxine Flournoy Third Coast Squadron to establish and maintain a permanent presence in the Corpus Christi, Texas community so as to preserve and illustrate the Coastal Bend's involvement in the history of those men and women who served in the past and still serve in today’s military.

This year’s Hall of Fame Award honorees are: Maj. Gen. Angela Salinas, USMC (Ret), of Alice, Texas;  Lt. Joe Sassman, USN (Ret) of Corpus Christi, Texas; and Andrew Adams, Senior CPO Master Diver USN (Ret) of Ingleside, Texas.  These veterans have shown exemplary service to our country and we are pleased to honor their service.  

The ceremony is free and open to the public.  In addition to the award ceremony the hangar museum and WWII-era airplanes will be on display and aircraft rides will be available before and after the event.

Porter-McCampbell Airport is located at 3201 FM 3521, Aransas Pass, Texas. For more information visit www.thirdcoastcaf.org or email pearsonknolle@gmail.com.

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The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) announces the return of CAF Wings Over Dallas World War II Airshow on Oct. 6-8, 2017 at Dallas Executive Airport (DEA), presented by Frost Bank.

 

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Signature Flight Support (Signature) issued a statement at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI whereby Signature will provide preferred pricing on fuel and services at all FBO locations to the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), the world’s largest flying museum comprised of over 165 historic warbirds.

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Volunteer pilots and aircrews can relax and refresh during tech stops as they travel the country performing and exhibiting at airshows. Some of the pricing and services include a nationwide avgas fuel program, ground support and assistance with AOG and MRO services as needed via its Signature TECHNICAir® division.

Pilots and crews will be able to participate in Signature TailWins®, Signature’s pilot rewards program.  Under the BLUESky program all Signature TailWins® members earn 10 times points for Avgas fuel purchases.  Points can then be redeemed for cash equivalent gift cards or virtual Visa cards.

“We are pleased to offer this program to the Commemorative Air Force to help them further their mission of the preservation of historical aviation equipment and the military legacies of the brave individuals who flew these aircraft. In addition, we continue to enthusiastically support all avgas pilots and the general aviation
sector. Signature is the largest provider of Avgas in the United States, the availability of fuel and access to trained ground support for piston-powered aircraft.  Signature offers its BLUESky program to all Avgas pilots whereby pilots earn 10 points per gallon of Avgas purchased.  Also Signature’s Weekend TakeOff™ program provides for a fifty cent discount on posted retail Avgas prices”, noted Maria A. Sastre, President and Chief Operating Officer for Signature Flight Support.

“Operating the World’s largest flying museum, especially touring cross-country most of the year is expensive, but vital to perform our mission. The CAF is grateful for the generous support that Signature is providing our organization and looks forward to visiting many of their FBOs while on tour,” said David Oliver, CAF Vice President of Operations.

More information on Signature TailWins®, BlueSky and Weekend TakeOff™ can be found on Signature’s website: www.signatureflight.com.

To see a list of Signature locations in the US, Click here.

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