CAF Headquarters Dallas, TX

Address:
Dallas Executive Airport
5661 Mariner Dr.
Dallas, TX 75237

Contact number:
(877) 767-7175

Website:
http://www.commemorativeairforce.org/

AN-2 More Info

L-17 Navion More Info

L-2 Grasshopper More Info

S-105 More Info

C-45 Expiditor More Info

During and after World War II, over 4,500 Beech 18s saw military service—as light transport, light bomber (for China), aircrew trainer (for bombing, navigation and gunnery), photo-reconnaissance, and "mother ship" for target drones—including United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) C-45 Expeditor, AT-7 Navigator, AT-11 Kansan; and United States Navy (USN) UC-45J Navigator, SNB-1 Kansan, and others. In World War II, over 90% of USAAF bombardiers and navigators trained in these aircraft. The West Texas Wing, a unit of the Commemorative Air Force, has an SNB (A U.S. Navy version of a C-45). Once restoration is completed, it will go on tour with the SB2C Helldiver as a support aircraft,... ...

C-46 Comando China Doll More China Doll Info

PT-13 More Info

J-3 Cub J3 Cub Project More J3 Cub Project Info

1946 Piper J3C-75 In Restoration.

PT-17 Stearman More Info

7ECA Citabria Citabria More Citabria Info

BT-13A More Info

Today, the CAF owns and operates the largest collection of vintage military aircraft in the world: 165 fighters, bombers, transports and trainers. The extensive care of the CAF's fleet is done almost entirely by members who volunteer their time and resources to maintain, fly and exhibit these aircraft at events across America. What keeps the organization focused and its members engaged is our mission: "Education, such that generations of Americans value and support the contributions of military aviation in assuring our nation's freedom."

The CAF has always operated with the idea that, to teach history, one must go beyond traditional methods like history books and noiseless museums. One of the reasons the CAF has remained a flying museum is because the sights, sounds and smells of these historic aircraft make for a more impactful personal experience. Therefore, much of our educational effort involves attending airshows around the country. Nearly all CAF aircraft are available for guided tours, and more than 80 aircraft are able to give rides to the public, making hands-on access a large part of the educational experience.

Oct
26
Oct
28
Dallas, TX

CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow More Info

CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow - October 26, 27 & 28, 2018 - Gates Open: Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. , Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. America’s Premier World War II Airshow! Scheduled Performers:* Special Tribute to the D-Day Invasion featuring an airborne reenactment . The aircraft that led the D-Day invasion, C-47 That's All, Brother. Over 40 WWII-era Aircraft including Mustang, Corsair, B-17 Flying Fortress, & more! Warbird Rides each day, Living History Exhibits and Activities for all ages, Rare Military vehicles, WWII Veteran Guest Speakers, Huge family activity area. *Subject to change

Feb
27
Mar
01
Dallas, TX

Wing Staff Conference More Info

CAF Members Only annual conference. The 2020 Wing Staff Conference will take place February 27 - March 1, 2020 at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, Texas! To attend this conference you must be a CAF Member (Colonel, Preservation Colonel, Life Member or Cadet). Registration includes all meals, sessions and a ticket to the CAF Hall of Fame Banquet. For additional questions, call (877) 767-7175, ext. 126 or email Dulari Mehta at dmehta@cafhq.org. If you are unable to attend the conference sessions, but would like to attend the CAF Hall of Fame Banquet or have a guest who will be attending the meals only, tickets for those individuals and events are available on the registration form as... ...
Jul
12
Jul
13
Dallas, TX

General Staff Meeting - July More Info

Meeting of the General Staff (CAF Board of Directors) Open to all CAF Members for general sessions. Agenda items are available on request. To request an item be added to the agenda, contact the Chief of Staff, CAF President or VP of Admin at dblalack@cafhq.org.

Sep
27
Sep
28
Dallas, TX

General Staff Meeting - September More Info

Meeting of the General Staff (CAF Board of Directors) Open to all CAF Members for general sessions. Agenda items are available on request. To request an item be added to the agenda, contact the Chief of Staff, CAF President or VP of Admin at dblalack@cafhq.org.

Dec
06
Dec
07
Dallas, TX

General Staff Meeting - December More Info

Meeting of the General Staff (CAF Board of Directors) Open to all CAF Members for general sessions. Agenda items are available on request. To request an item be added to the agenda, contact the Chief of Staff, CAF President or VP of Admin at dblalack@cafhq.org.

May
03
May
04
Dallas, TX

General Staff Meeting - May More Info

THIS MEETING IS A TELECONFERENCE EVENT Meeting of the General Staff (CAF Board of Directors) Open to all CAF Members for general sessions. Agenda items are available on request. To request an item be added to the agenda, contact the Chief of Staff, CAF President or VP of Admin at dblalack@cafhq.org.

Feb
28
Mar
03
Dallas, TX

General Staff Meeting - February More Info

Meeting of the General Staff (CAF Board of Directors) Open to all CAF Members for general sessions. Agenda items are available on request. To request an item be added to the agenda, contact the Chief of Staff, CAF President or VP of Admin at dblalack@cafhq.org.

Jan
18
Jan
19
Dallas, TX

General Staff Meeting - January More Info

DoubleTree Love Field. Jan 18-19.

Meeting of the General Staff (CAF Board of Directors) Open to all CAF Members for general sessions. Agenda items are available on request. To request an item be added to the agenda, contact the Chief of Staff, CAF President or VP of Admin at dblalack@cafhq.org.

Sep
11
Sep
15
Reno, NV

Reno Air Races More Info

Oct
25
Oct
27
Dallas, TX

CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow 2019 More Info

America’s Premier World War II Airshow! Scheduled Performers:* • Honoring the Pacific Theater • Over 40 WWII-era Aircraft including Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress, & more! • Warbird Rides each day • Living History Exhibits and Activities for all ages • Rare Military vehicles • WWII Veteran Guest Speakers • Huge family activity area *Subject to change Your admission to the Show includes: • Free parking all days! • Friday Show free to students! • Friday Show free to CAF Members! • Kids 5 and under are free when accompanied by Ticketed Adult A super selection of show merchandise will be on sale at the show as well as delicious food and beverages. Bring your children and... ...
Jul
10
Jul
11
Dallas, TX

General Staff Meeting - July 2020 More Info

General Staff: The government of this organization shall be vested in a General Staff of eleven (11) officers. These officers will be selected as prescribed in the Bylaws. The General Staff shall constitute the duly elected Board of Directors and shall have full power and authority over the affairs of the Corporation. General Staff Officers shall serve terms of three (3) years. No member of the General Staff shall be elected to more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms in office or serve more than eight (8) consecutive years in office resulting from any combination of elected and/or appointed terms. This Bylaw shall apply only to service upon the General Staff after the... ...
Sep
25
Sep
26
Dallas, TX

General Staff Meeting - September 2020 More Info

General Staff: The government of this organization shall be vested in a General Staff of eleven (11) officers. These officers will be selected as prescribed in the Bylaws. The General Staff shall constitute the duly elected Board of Directors and shall have full power and authority over the affairs of the Corporation. General Staff Officers shall serve terms of three (3) years. No member of the General Staff shall be elected to more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms in office or serve more than eight (8) consecutive years in office resulting from any combination of elected and/or appointed terms. This Bylaw shall apply only to service upon the General Staff after the... ...
Dec
04
Dec
05
Dallas, TX

General Staff Meeting - December 2020 More Info

****THIS HAS SWITCHED TO A VIRTUAL MEETING**** FOR LOGIN CREDENTIALS PLEASE CONTACT [Donna Blalack](Mailto:dblalack@cafhq.org) General Staff: The government of this organization shall be vested in a General Staff of eleven (11) officers. These officers will be selected as prescribed in the Bylaws. The General Staff shall constitute the duly elected Board of Directors and shall have full power and authority over the affairs of the Corporation. General Staff Officers shall serve terms of three (3) years. No member of the General Staff shall be elected to more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms in office or serve more than eight (8) consecutive years in office resulting from... ...
May
13
Jan
23
Dallas, TX

General Staff Meeting - May 2020 More Info

***** THIS MEETING IS A TELECONFERENCE***** General Staff: The government of this organization shall be vested in a General Staff of eleven (11) officers. These officers will be selected as prescribed in the Bylaws. The General Staff shall constitute the duly elected Board of Directors and shall have full power and authority over the affairs of the Corporation. General Staff Officers shall serve terms of three (3) years. No member of the General Staff shall be elected to more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms in office or serve more than eight (8) consecutive years in office resulting from any combination of elected and/or appointed terms. This Bylaw shall apply only to... ...
Feb
27
Dallas, TX

General Staff Meeting - February 2020 More Info

General Staff: The government of this organization shall be vested in a General Staff of eleven (11) officers. These officers will be selected as prescribed in the Bylaws. The General Staff shall constitute the duly elected Board of Directors and shall have full power and authority over the affairs of the Corporation. General Staff Officers shall serve terms of three (3) years. No member of the General Staff shall be elected to more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms in office or serve more than eight (8) consecutive years in office resulting from any combination of elected and/or appointed terms. This Bylaw shall apply only to service upon the General Staff after the... ...
May
13
Dallas, Texas

Tora Tora Tora Webinar More Info

Travel back in time to December 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy,” and join some of the Tora Airshow Performer pilots. The TORA TORA TORA act is one of the oldest running civilian airshow acts in North America. Included in the discussion will be the reenactments they fly to honor our veterans and active military personnel. These incredibly moving and accurate living history reenactments are the result of thousands of hours and hundreds of dedicated volunteers working as ground crew, maintenance, pilots and pyrotechnic experts. Their shows are a dynamic history lesson of the main event that propelled our country into World War II and ultimately winning the fight for freedom.

Apr
22
Dallas, Texas

FIFI Rises More Info

Learn about the B-29 Superfortress FIFI and the story of how it was rescued from destruction in China Lake. The airplane was retired in 1958 and placed at the U.S. Navy Naval Weapons Center and bombing range at China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station in California as part of a group of 36 B-29s. The Commemorative Air Force was able to acquire it in 1971 and registered it as a civilian aircraft. The team which was able to procure and quickly restore the B-29 Superfortress enough to fly it out of the desert faced a number of challenges, but their perseverance and passion to save a flying example of this venerable and important aircraft has keep the history and the story of the important... ...
Aug
14
Aug
15
Dallas, Texas

General Staff Meeting More Info

Apr
29
Dallas, Texas

WASP - Trailblazing Women Pilots More Info

Hear the remarkable story of the intrepid women who became the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II. From 1942-1944, starting with training at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas, just over 1,000 women provided undeniably critical support to the war effort by performing aviation centered jobs, including flying most aircraft the U.S. Army Air Force had in its fleet. Join CAF WASP Squadron members, Ellie Dana and Elaine Webb as they recount the WASP journey of courage and perseverance to become the first women to fly American military aircraft. Register... ...
Jul
08
Dallas, Texas

Leadership with Jim Lasche More Info

July 8, 3:00pm CDT- Leadership is a key element in any organization’s success. Some are born with natural strengths to lead others, and some need to develop those skills over time. In this webinar the CAF’s Vice President of Aviation Operations and Safety Jim Lasche will talk about how leadership is a vital component to how the CAF operates.

Mar
10
Mar
31
Dallas, TX

CAF Conference Virtual Sessions More Info

The 2021 CAF Conference (formerly Wing Staff Conference) will be virtual. A schedule will be released soon with dates and times. Videos/Webinars on different topics will be posted throughout the month of March. The sessions will be divided up over several weeks and each session will be recorded so people can go back and review at their leisure. Our goal is to give more CAF Colonels an opportunity to participate. Stay tuned for more info. There will be no charge for this year’s conference.

For those that did not attend last years conference, or want extra resources, please click the button below for the presentations and resources from the event.

Jan
20
Dallas, Texas

Ettie Zibler- "As Mama Told Us", Lest we Forget - Webinar More Info

A Holocaust Memoir of Love & Resilience is a compelling book written by Dr. Ettie Zilber, the daughter of the story's heroine, Zlata. We relive Zlata's horrific ordeal during the Nazi invasion, her survival that was nearly miraculous, and her reunification with what family remained.

Jan
27
Dallas, Texas

MATT YOUNKIN- Webinar More Info

Matt has been performing in the Beech since 2007. First night show was 2008. Recipient of the 2012 Bill Barber Award for Showmansship. 2019 20 under 40 Up and Coming Warbird Operators. 2020 recipient of the Art School Award for Showmanship. Don't miss out on this wonderful webinar.

Feb
10
Dallas, Texas

Stephen Bridgewater-British Historian, Author & Editor-Webinar More Info

This will be a pre- recorded session with S. Bridgewater, no attendees to register.

Fun stories from Stephen Bridgewater, who is the Editor of AOPA-UK Magazine. With decades of experience working in aviation journalism and working for the market leaders in European aviation publishing we offer unrivaled access, contacts and expertise.

May
12
Dallas, Texas

Ask Brad Pilgrim Anything about CAF History More Info

Ask Brad Pilgrim anything about CAF History

Oct
29
Oct
31
Dallas, TX

WINGS OVER DALLAS WWII AIRSHOW RETURNS TO NORTH TEXAS More Info

July 21, 2021 (DALLAS) – One of North Texas’ largest airshows returns to Dallas Executive Airport from October 29-31, 2021, when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) hosts the [Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow](https://wingsoverdallas.org), presented by Frost Bank. The interactive event features spectacular flying demonstrations, battle reenactments, veteran appearances, living history encampments, hands-on family and educational activities, aircraft rides, cockpit tours, and more. More than forty World War II-era aircraft – including bombers, fighters, and support airplanes – are expected to participate in the airshow. This year’s theme “Texas Goes to War” will highlight the Lone Star... ...
Jul
30
Oshkosh, WI

CAF Colonel Pizza & Beer Gathering at EAA AirVenture Airshow - Oshkosh, WI More Info

The Commemorative Air Force Presents A CAF Colonels Pizza & Beer Gathering at EAA AirVenture Airshow. Come join the fun! Location: Wittman Regional Airport Terminal 525 W 20th Ave.,Oshkosh, WI 54902 Friday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Mar
09
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube – The Pearl Harbor Museum More Info

Online Event

CAF Warbird Tube – The Pearl Harbor Museum Join historian William Spincola to talk about the Pearl Harbor Museum in Hawaii. Spincola is a retired military commissioned officer and served for over 28 years as a combat arms officer and in command and staff in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force active duty, reserve, and National Guard. His extraordinary experience and love of history will reveal new perspectives on Pearl Harbor. Register to attend at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4691239403454397711.

Aug
25
Dallas, Texas

The Oldest Liberator "Diamond Lil" More Info

Contracted to be built for France in 1940 and later contracted to be diverted to Great Britain as AM927, this Liberator, now known as Diamond Lil, was the 25th built out of a total of 18,482 B-24s. Diamond Lil, assigned to the B-29/B-24 Squadron, is a feature aircraft of the AirPower History Tour. For the past year and a half, Diamond Lil was undergoing extensive maintenance. In June, Crew Chief Rick Garvis cheerfully announced that Diamond Lil was ready to take flight again and she is already back out on the road. You can visit www.airpowersquadron.org for more information about tour schedules, rides, and info on how to join the Squadron.

Feb
02
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube – The Catalina Society More Info

Online Event

CAF Warbird Tube – The Catalina Society The PBY Catalina series of flying boats was originally conceived to meet a military requirement and its development built on Consolidated’s experience with earlier flying boat designs. Members of The Catalina Society based at Duxford Airfield in the UK will join us to talk about the legendary aircraft and answer some questions about their mission to keep the golden era of aviation alive. Watch online at https://www.youtube.com/c/CAFMediaTV.

Mar
02
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube – CAF History Series with Brad Pilgrim – the late 1980s More Info

Online Event

CAF Warbird Tube – CAF History Series with Brad Pilgrim – the late 1980s Continue our stroll down CAF’s memory runway with OFFICIAL CAF historian Brad Pilgrim. In this episode Brad will finish up talking about the 1980s at the CAF just before the organization moved from Harlingen, Texas to Midland, Texas. See never before photos and hear little known stories about some of aviation’s greats along the way. You can catch up on Brad’s other episodes online before the show on the CAF’s YouTube Channel. Register to attend at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7737261545858927373.

Jun
08
Dallas, TX

AF Warbird Tube – Midway Revisited with Christopher Kolakowski More Info

Online Event

CAF Warbird Tube – Midway Revisited with Christopher Kolakowski On the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, historian Christopher Kolakowski explains with fascinating insight the gigantic importance of this tiny island. How this battle set the tone for fighting in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Register to attend at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5579450185139322893.

Nov
11
Nov
13
Dallas, TX

2022 CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow More Info

More Details Coming Soon. Join us November 11, 12, & 13, 2022 at Dallas Executive Airport for the Nation's Premiere World War II Airshow. Located at CAF National Headquarters at Dallas Executive Airport. For more information about acts, aircraft, performers, rides, tickets, and more visit, www.wingsoverdallas.org.

Event Photo by Larry Ley

Sep
30
Oct
01
New Orleans, Louisiana

2022 Arsenal of Democracy Flyover More Info

MORE DETAILS TBA Join the Arsenal of Democracy WWII Victory Flyover in New Orleans this October. For more information visit, www.ww2flyover.org.

Event Photo by Tony Granata

Feb
17
Dallas, TX

2022 General Staff More Info

The General Staff meets throughout the year to monitor the heath and sustainability of the organization. Meetings of the General Staff (CAF Board of Directors) are open to all CAF Members for general sessions. Agenda items are available on request. To request an item be added to the agenda, contact the Chief of Staff, CAF President or Director of Admin at dblalack@cafhq.org. To contact members of the General Staff, see upcoming meeting times, and read past meeting minutes visit https://commemorativeairforce.org/pages/GeneralStaff-Minutes.

Apr
29
Apr
30
Dallas, TX

2022 General Staff More Info

The General Staff meets throughout the year to monitor the heath and sustainability of the organization. Meetings of the General Staff (CAF Board of Directors) are open to all CAF Members for general sessions. Agenda items are available on request. To request an item be added to the agenda, contact the Chief of Staff, CAF President or Director of Admin at dblalack@cafhq.org. To contact members of the General Staff, see upcoming meeting times, and read past meeting minutes visit https://commemorativeairforce.org/pages/GeneralStaff-Minutes.

Jun
24
Jun
25
Dallas, TX

CAF General Staff 2022 More Info

The General Staff meets throughout the year to monitor the heath and sustainability of the organization. Meetings of the General Staff (CAF Board of Directors) are open to all CAF Members for general sessions. Agenda items are available on request. To request an item be added to the agenda, contact the Chief of Staff, CAF President or Director of Admin at dblalack@cafhq.org. To contact members of the General Staff, see upcoming meeting times, and read past meeting minutes visit https://commemorativeairforce.org/pages/GeneralStaff-Minutes.

Sep
23
Sep
24
Dallas, TX

2022 General Staff More Info

The General Staff meets throughout the year to monitor the heath and sustainability of the organization. Meetings of the General Staff (CAF Board of Directors) are open to all CAF Members for general sessions. Agenda items are available on request. To request an item be added to the agenda, contact the Chief of Staff, CAF President or Director of Admin at dblalack@cafhq.org. To contact members of the General Staff, see upcoming meeting times, and read past meeting minutes visit https://commemorativeairforce.org/pages/GeneralStaff-Minutes.

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