CAF Headquarters Dallas, TX
Dallas Executive Airport
5661 Mariner Dr.
Dallas, TX 75237
PT-22 More Info
AT-19 More InfoStinson AT-19, serial number 77-333, was built in November 1944 as an AT-19-VW (under the designation Model V-77 of its parent company, Consolidated-Vultee Corporation) at the Stinson Aircraft factory in Wayne, Michigan (a Detroit suburb). Subsequently, the United States Government provided this AT-19, now carrying the U.S. Army Air Forces serial number 43-44046, to the United Kingdom under the Lend-Lease Program. The Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm assigned FB605 to this AT-19. After being ferried to Newark, New Jersey, disassembled and crated, FB605 was shipped to the East Indies via a transport/cargo ship (lashed atop the ship as “deck cargo”). FB605 was assigned to a Royal Navy Aircraft... ...
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L-5 Sentinel More InfoThe Stinson OY-1 Sentinel is a two-seat World War II-vintage observation aircraft. Nearly 3,500 were built making it the second most widely used Army Air Corps liaison aircraft. The aircraft served in European and Asian theaters and with the Marines in the Pacific. It continued service in the Korean War but was replaced by other aircraft and helicopters in 1955. With short field takeoff and landing capability, the OY-1 performed reconnaissance, artillery spotting and aerial ambulance duties. It delivered supplies, could lay communications wire, rescued Allied personnel in remote areas and even flew missions as a light bomber. This particular Stinson OY-1 Sentinel was accepted by... ...
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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.