CAF Headquarters Dallas, TX

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

Contact number:
(877) 767-7175

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

PT-19 More Info

PT-22 More Info

PT-26 More Info

AT-19 More Info

L-2 Grasshopper More Info

L-5 Sentinel Sentinel "Betsy" More Sentinel "Betsy" Info

“Betsy”, as she is affectionately called, is Air Group One’s Stinson L-5 Sentinel. The L-5 was developed at the beginning of the war as a liaison aircraft, which held many crucial duties within the service. Not only was this sturdy lightweight plane used for VIP transport, resupply and photo reconnaissance – it was also used to evacuate and transport wounded and deliver important (and often confidential) messages. One of the most important, yet overlooked aircraft of WWII, this historic aircraft will soon take to the skies again as she did over seventy years ago. Betsy’s career began in 1943, when she was arrived at Cox Field in Paris, Texas, ready for duty with the 163rd Liaison... ...

C-46 Comando China Doll More China Doll Info

Fw 44 Stieglitz ("Goldfinch") 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

BT-13A More Info

T-610 Super Pinto Super Pinto More Super Pinto Info

PT-19 More Info

PT-19 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

CAF 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

May
04
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - RCAF Americans More Info

Prior to the U.S. entering WWII many Americans felt they needed to do something to defend freedom. Joining the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Air Force was a way to do that. Around 9,000 U.S. citizens volunteered for service with the RAF and RCAF and their service was a major contribution to the war effort. Unfortunately, these brave individuals and their story is largely forgotten. Please join us to honor the RCAF and RAF Americans.

Register to attend at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5552398902745505804

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.

Feb
09
Dallas, Texas

CAF Warbird Tube - Chris Henry at EAA's Eagle Hangar More Info

This episode's guest is Chris Henry, the EAA Aviation Museum Programs Coordinator for the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA). Chris will be joining us live from Eagle Hangar Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Feb
18
Dallas, Texas

The Victory Ball More Info

he Victory Ball FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2022 The Commemorative Air Force and the Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center will host its inaugural evening of dinner and dance, The Victory Ball, on Friday, February 18, 2022, at Dallas Executive Airport. This year’s ball will feature live music by the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, a cocktail reception, a VIP Meet & Greet, a three-course dinner, and plenty of time to dance the night away. Guests will enjoy an evening in a re-created World War II-era setting, including the famous B-29 Superfortress, FIFI. Guests are encouraged to wear WWII-era attire, both military and civilian. Alternative attire is business formal. The... ...
Feb
17
Dallas, TX

320th Barrage Balloon Battalion: Webinar More Info

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans Presents: Webinar: The 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion Learn about the brave men of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion and their extraordinary mission to help protect US soldiers on June 6th, 1944 during the D-Day Invasions. The 320th was the only unit composed entirely of African American soldiers to storm the beach that day. They provided critical protection to the ships and soldiers below them from attacks by enemy aircraft. During the webinar you will learn about the men of the Battalion from interview clips with author Linda Hervieux, who wrote Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War about the battalion. As... ...
Apr
05
Apr
10
Lakeland, FL

Sun N Fun 2022 More Info

SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, Inc. 4075 James C. Ray Dr. Lakeland, FL 33811 SUN 'n FUN Main: 863-644-2431 General Email: fly-info@flysnf.org <hr> CHECK OUT THESE DEALS YOU GET ACCESS TO BY FLYING YOUR AIRPLANE TO ?SUN 'N FUN APRIL 5-10, 2022. MORE WILL BE ADDED AS WE GET CLOSE TO THE EVENT: • $5 OFF PREFERRED SEATING • $1 OFF EVERY $10 YOU SPEND AT SUNSET GRILL • $5 OFF THE OFFICIAL 2022 T-SHIRT AT SUN ‘N FUN MERCHANDISE TENTS (LIMIT 2) VISIT THESE EXHIBITORS TO CLAIM EXCLUSIVE DEALS FOR FLY IN PILOTS: Fixed Wing Aviation Maintenance - AC3 Free nitrogen fill on tires and free oil top offs. Bruce's Custom Covers - B-066 Free Custom Imprint with the purchase of a new Canopy... ...
May
18
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - CAF History: The Late '80s More Info

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. https://www.youtube.com/c/CAFMediaTV

Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7737261545858927373

Apr
27
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - 3D Digital Modeling of Warbirds More Info

The world of modeling continues to evolve and many CAF aircraft are a popular subject. Join CAF member and experienced model guru Konley Kelley as we explore some of the advances in scale and 3-D modeling, plus we'll share some examples of Konley's excellent work.

Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4708111411170109708

Jul
25
Jul
31
Oshkosh, WI

EAA AirVenture - Oshkosh WI More Info

The following CAF Units will be present at Oshkosh.

CAF RISE ABOVE - Red Tail CAF RISE ABOVE - WASP

Jun
22
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - B-17 Champaign Lady Restoration More Info

Join Dan Dickerson with the Champaign Aviation Museum to discuss their current B-17 restoration project. B-17 "Champaign Lady" is being rebuilt using parts from various airframes that have seen a wide range of service, including an airtanker, movie prop, search and rescue, and nuclear testing.

Jun
29
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - Book "The Millionaires' Unit" More Info

Online Event - American airpower has a long and storied history, but did you know the Yale Flying Club played a significant role in the early days of military aviation. Marc Wortman, author of the book, The Millionaires' Unit, will discuss this group of early naval aviators during World War I and beyond.

Nov
11
Nov
13
Dallas, TX

Wings Over Dallas More Info

Join us Veterans Day weekend at Dallas Executive Airport for the CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow! Enjoy hours of heart-pounding aviation with chances to meet the pilots and aircrews. See the CAF's vast collection of World War II aircrafts as they fly overhead and don't miss the opportunity to fly in the iconic B-29 Superfortress FIFI or the B-24 Liberator Diamond Lil. You can also enjoy a wide variety of food and novelty vendors including local-businesses and non-profit organizations! Don't miss out on the excitement, click the link below for tickets and more information.

Jan
11
Dallas, Texas

CAF Warbird Tube – No. 1 British Flying Training School More Info

During World War II thousands of British cadets learned to fly at six civilian training schools across the southern United States. The first and largest of the schools was in Terrell, Texas. More than 2,200 Royal Air Force and U.S. Army Air Corps cadets earned their wings over North Texas between 1941 and 1945. Join Executive Director of the No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum, Patrick Hotard, and Rudy Bowling, Museum board member, in celebrating this little-known chapter of World War II history. Premiering on the CAF's Facebook page @CommemorativeAF and CAF's YouTube page @CAFMediaTV on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 7 p.m. Central. Send questions in advance to... ...
Sep
13
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - CAF Warbird Tube - K-9 to Cujo with Brian Duggan More Info

**ONLINE EVENT** How did our canine war heroes become movie villains? In this episode, the writer, traveler, and canine historian Brian Patrick Duggan will discuss his new book, Man's Best Friend as Movie Monster, which explores the complicated roles and relationships between dogs and humans. He’ll also discuss the critical role of military dogs, including World War II’s K-9 Corps. Please register for CAF Warbird Tube - K-9 to Cujo with Brian Duggan on Sep 13, 2023 7:00 PM CDT at: [https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7632596846841904222](https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7632596846841904222) After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information... ...
Oct
11
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - The Documentary of B-24 Liberator Crew 713 More Info

ONLINE EVENT! Join Writer/Director Alejandro Mena and producers Fiona & Justin Hall as they discuss their documentary film “CREW 713” CREW 713 tells the story of the men who flew 30 bombing missions in their B-24 Liberator, "Irishman's Shanty" during World War II. Mena’s father, Nemesio, served as the crew’s Radio Operator and is the inspiration for the making of the film. In October of 2022, Mena and his crew filmed the crew's 30th mission at CAF headquarters in Dallas. B-24 *Diamond Lil* and the B-29/B-24 Squadron were on hand to bring the scene to life. Registration Link-... ...
Sep
06
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - CAF History with Brad Pilgrim - The 2000s More Info

ONLINE EVENT Welcome back CAF Historian Brad Pilgrim, to discuss and reveal more stories about the people, planes, programs, and places that make up the Commemorative Air Force. In this episode, we revisit the 2000s.

Register to attend: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7031930347493729376

Oct
25
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - Women on the Home Front More Info

ONLINE EVENT Join Kaila Brock, Allyson Blackney, April Trotta, Erin Patterson, and Jamie Seibert from the Women's Vintage Society of Dallas for a fascinating look at what life was like for women on the Homefront during World War II. Learn how everyone's lifestyle, the music, the activities, and even the food were impacted when America went to War. The show will feature archival images and even a special video sequence on how to 'dress like a 1940s woman'.

Nov
08
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - World War II + Star Wars More Info

***ONLINE EVENT***- Professor Allison Whitney explains how World War II’s influences can be seen throughout the Star Wars franchise. From special effects to sound design, cinematography to costume, and even in fans' interpretations of the series, Star Wars gives us an opportunity to think about the aftermath and legacy of the War, even today. Allison Whitney, Ph.D., is an associate professor of film and media studies in the Department of English and the director of the Interdisciplinary Minor in Film and Media Studies at Texas Tech University (@TexasTechYou) in Lubbock, Texas. Star Wars - Lucasfilm Ltd.; 20th Century Fox. (2013). Star Wars original trilogy. [San Francisco]:... ...
Nov
01
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - Flying the Me 109 More Info

ONLINE EVENT Brad Pilgrim shares his recent (July 2023) experience flying the Messerschmitt Me 109 with Ultimate Warbird Flights in Northampton, England. This very aircraft, a Hispano Buchon, was once owned by Connie Edwards. Pilgrim remembers it as a kid and always wanted to fly in it. Last Christmas, Pilgrim’s fiancé Mary gave Brad a certificate to take that flight. Register to watch at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5215143513748887392
-Hosted by Steve Buss
-Guest: Brad Pilgrim
-Produced by Commemorative Air Force

Nov
22
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - Thanksgiving During the War More Info

ONLINE EVENT Join us for a captivating presentation about Thanksgiving during World War II, hosted by the knowledgeable and engaging Steve Buss. Steve will take you on a historical journey, uncovering the unique challenges and heartwarming stories that unfolded during this pivotal era. Discover how families and soldiers on the home front and abroad celebrated this cherished holiday, demonstrating resilience, unity, and the true spirit of Thanksgiving during the conflict. Take advantage of this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the significance of Thanksgiving in history. Register now to be a part of this insightful and informative event.

Feb
07
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - The Story of the Atomic Age More Info

ONLINE EVENT CAF Warbird Tube – The Story of the Atomic Age Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 7 p.m. Central Join President/CEO of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Jennifer Hayden, to learn how this Smithsonian Affiliated, congressionally chartered museum tells the story of the Atomic Age - from early developments, such as the Manhattan Project, to today's peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

Registration Link - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3011467126785615709

Jan
19
Dallas, TX

General Staff - Jan 2024 Meeting More Info

The General Staff meets throughout the year to monitor the health 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 Diana Bueno at dbueno@cafhq.org. To contact members of the General Staff, see upcoming meeting times, and read past meeting minutes click here.

Feb
29
Dallas, TX

General Staff - Feb 2024 Meeting More Info

The General Staff meets throughout the year to monitor the health 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 Diana Bueno at dbueno@cafhq.org. To contact members of the General Staff, see upcoming meeting times, and read past meeting minutes click here.

Apr
19
Dallas, TX

General Staff - April 2024 Meeting More Info

The General Staff meets throughout the year to monitor the health 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 Diana Bueno at dbueno@cafhq.org. To contact members of the General Staff, see upcoming meeting times, and read past meeting minutes click here.

Jun
28
Jun
29
Dallas, TX

General Staff - June 2024 Meeting More Info

The General Staff meets throughout the year to monitor the health 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 Diana Bueno at dbueno@cafhq.org. To contact members of the General Staff, see upcoming meeting times, and read past meeting minutes click here.

Sep
27
Sep
28
Dallas, TX

General Staff - Sept 2024 Meeting More Info

The General Staff meets throughout the year to monitor the health 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 Diana Bueno at dbueno@cafhq.org. To contact members of the General Staff, see upcoming meeting times, and read past meeting minutes click here.

Dec
06
Dec
07
Dallas, TX

General Staff - Dec 2024 Meeting More Info

The General Staff meets throughout the year to monitor the health 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 Diana Bueno at dbueno@cafhq.org. To contact members of the General Staff, see upcoming meeting times, and read past meeting minutes click here.

Jan
10
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube – CAF History at the Air Races More Info

ONLINE EVENT* This episode welcomes guest Brad Haskin to discuss the CAF’s long history with the National Championship Air Races in Reno. For over twenty years, Brad has attended and documented the air races. Brad will tell us some of the great stories about the CAF’s days flying in the races. Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5784251833750436439

Jan
31
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube – Reno Sports Class Race More Info

Online EventThis episode welcomes guest Brad Haskin to discuss the CAF’s long history with the National Championship Air Races in Reno. For over fifty years, Brad has attended and documented the air races. He has also crewed T-6 and Biplane teams for several years. He started filming the races in 1986. His shots from the pits, grandstands, out on the ramp, in the Valley of Speed, and out at the pylons themselves have been enjoyed by thousands of fans. Be sure to get a glimpse of the highlights.

Jan
17
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - 1944 The World at War More Info

Online Event In this episode, host Steve Buss will discuss the important moments of airpower in 1944. Some of the events include D-Day, the Marianas Turkey Shoot, and the operational launch of the A-26, B-29, P-61, and V-2.

Oct
04
Dallas, TX

CAF Colonel Member Annual Meeting More Info

**Open to CAF Colonel Members Only **

May
15
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube – Dam Busters Raid More Info

Online Event Join Gary Haines, archivist from the Royal Air Force Museum, and Megan Kelleher, the museum's Historian and Academic Access Manager, to discuss Operation Chastise, otherwise known as the Dam Busters Raid. From concept to execution, Gary and Megan will provide details of this operation from concept to execution and reflect on the impact the raids had on the outcome of the War.

Mar
20
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube – The People’s Mosquito Restoration Project More Info

Online EventThe People’s Mosquito is a registered charity in the U.K. that is working to restore De Havilland Mosquito RL249. In this episode, learn about the extensive restoration project that includes utilizing a collection of more than 22,300 original De Havilland technical drawings, computer-aided design drawings, and support from world-renowned aircraft restoration company Retrotec Ltd.

Feb
28
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube – WARBIRDS of SUN ‘n FUN 2024 More Info

Online Event This year will mark the 50th Anniversary of the popular aviation event - SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo - hosted each Spring in Lakeland, Florida. This year, the event (April 9-14, 2024) boasts an incredible lineup of featured aircraft and aerobatic performers, including several Commemorative Air Force warbirds. Learn more about the warbirds attending SUN ‘n FUN this year with guest Gene Conrad, President/CEO of SUN ‘n FUN! And don’t forget to buy your tickets at https://flysnf.org/

Feb
21
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube – Tuskegee Airmen Trainer PT-19 More Info

Online Event After two years of work completed by CAF Airbase Georgia’s dedicated Restoration Team, the Fairchild PT-19A, serial number 42-83511, took to the skies again on January 19, 2024. The PT-19 was designed to provide pilots a trainer more like the fighters they would eventually fly in combat. This historic aircraft was initially used to train the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first Black military pilots in World War II. Join members of CAF Airbase Georgia and learn the process of discovering the aircraft’s lineage and the restoration work that brought this historic aircraft back to life.

Mar
06
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube – First Air Commandos More Info

Online Event Join us for a captivating webinar on the vast and impressive history of the first Air Commandos. The first Air Commandos were a specialized group of World War II airmen formed in 1944. This group conducted unconventional and airborne operations, utilizing aircraft for infiltration, extraction, and close air support during World War II. The World War II Air Commandos have evolved into the current day U.S.A.F. Special Operations Command. Our special guest, Clay T. McCutchan, MGen U.S.A.F. retired, served as a U.S.A.F. Reserve special operations pilot and combat veteran as well as a U.S.A.F. civil service historian for HQ Air Force Special Operations Command.

Mar
13
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube – AirPower History Tour Takes Off More Info

Online EventThe CAF AirPower History Tour is coming to an airport near you! Featured aircraft B-29 Superfortress FIFI and B-24 Liberator Diamond Lil are joined by various CAF warbirds as they stop at cities nationwide. Visitors at tour stops can experience historic World War II aircraft's sights, smells, and sounds. Visitors will have the opportunity to Get up close & touch the aircraft, Tour the cockpit, Talk to the crews, Teach the younger generations, and See the airplanes FLY. Join Jeremy Lashbrook for an inside look at this year's tour aircraft and schedule.

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