Dixie Wing Peachtree City, GA

Address:
1200 Echo Ct.
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Contact number:
(678) 364-1110

Website:
http://www.dixiewing.org/

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  • SBD Dauntless Lady in Blue More Lady in Blue Info

    The SBD was the only U.S. combat aircraft to fight from the beginning of the World War II until the end. Considered the most destructive air weapon of the U.S. Navy, the SBD sank over 300,000 tons of enemy ships, a greater tonnage of Japanese shipping than any other Allied aircraft during the war! Eighteen were warships, including five aircraft carriers sunk in the battle of the Coral Sea and Midway. It earned the nickname “Slow, But Deadly!” After the war, the U.S. Marine Corps continued to use the SBD, and in the 1950s, the French Air Force used SBDs in its war in Indo-China.

    P-51 Mustang Red Nose More Red Nose Info

    This was the plane that launched the Confederate Air Force (now Commemorative Air Force). It was acquired by the founding members of the CAF including Loyd P. Nolen himself. This airplane is not only historically significant, but it is thoroughly engrained in the CAF’s heritage as well. The Dixie Wing was selected to become the new home for the P-51 “Red Nose” by the CAF General Staff in November of 2002. We are very proud to have received such an honor and are doing our best to live up to that distinction. Red Nose is painted with the markings of the 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF, the pilot was Capt.David W.Howe,January 1945. He flew with 334th FS from 22/9/43 until 30/3/45 when returned... ...

    P-63 Kingcobra More Info

    Of the nine new fighter designs tested by the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) in 1942-43, only one was produced in quantity – the Bell P-63. This aircraft was designed to address the shortcomings of the P-39 Airacobra. Although similar in appearance to the P-39, the P-63 was in fact a completely redesigned airplane and only a few parts are interchangeable between the two aircraft.Our P-63 is currently undergoing a complete restoration and should be flying in 2017. Throughout its life, our P-63 has served many different roles, from test aircraft to air show performer. It was built in the winter of 1944, bearing the Bell construction number 33-11, for model 33, aircraft 11. It... ...

    FG-1D Corsair Corsair More Corsair Info

    Our corsair was built by Goodyear hence the designation FG instead of F4U. BuNo 92468 (Stands for “Bureau Number” which is the Navy serial number of the airframe) never saw military combat but was used stateside in various roles until being stricken from active duty by the US Navy in 1956. BuNo 92468 was rescued from destruction in 1957 by Ernest Huggins. Ernest only held the corsair for one year when he transferred ownership to Skip Underwood of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Underwood relocated the plane to an airstrip in Buckeye, Arizona where he had a small crop dusting operation and it remained there in storage until sold in 1960 to CAF Hall of Fame member Marvin L. “Lefty” Gardner. In 2001... ...

    PT-19 More Info

    Flashback to 1987. The Dixie Wing was young and had no airplanes. Imagine the excitement when we were assigned our first warbird, a Fairchild PT-19 donated to the Commemorative Air Force by Col. Owen E. Stiegelmeir of Berea, Ohio. But, we had some challenges. The aircraft, N9878H, was in a field, under a shed, and had not been flown for some time. Our Dixie Wing maintenance team traveled to Ohio and got the aircraft ready to ferry to Atlanta. On September 14, 1987, Col. C. W. Kemper slicked the little navy blue Cornell onto the runway at South Fulton County Airport, and the Dixie Wing was in the Warbird business.

    SNJ-4 texan More Info

    This aircraft was generously donated by two of the Dixie Wing Members, Cols Morris Ray and David Peeler. Originally an SNJ-4, a 6-year restoration has been completed as an LT-6D which was used in Korea as a forward air controller and called a Mosquito. Thanks to our dedicated restoration crew, this aircraft is again in excellent flying condition. It began appearing on the 2008 airshow circuit.

    T-34 More Info

    After serving the Dominican Republic Air Force well for many years, N687HV was sold, along with several others, to a civilian owner and was moved to its new home in Florida. There, it sat unused for about 5 years. Although it was now kept in a hangar, its previous life was spent outside in tropical humid weather which took its toll on the airframe in the form of surface corrosion and general neglect. Fortunately for N687HV, it was then donated to the Commemorative Air Force and assigned to their Dixie Wing. The airplane was then brought into airworthiness compliance by a Certified Repair Station with extensive T-34 experience, where they completed the necessary FAA Air Worthiness... ...

    The Dixie Wing of the CAF was granted a Provisional Charter on February 28, 1987, and a Wing Charter No. 48 on January 30, 1989. It has since displayed its collection of vintage World War II era aircraft at numerous airshows throughout the Southeast. The wing is a non-profit, tax-exempt "flying museum" that depends on contributions of time and funds to carry out its mission.

    Apr
    27
    Apr
    28
    Peachtree City, GA

    16th Annual WWII Heritage Days More Info

    "Celebrate the 1940s, Salute the Greatest Generation, and Inspire All Ages to Preserve the Legacy of America's Veterans" Beginning as a one-day program in 2003, WWII Heritage Days has emerged as the largest annual World War II and 1940s themed event in Georgia. It is a can’t-miss experience for anyone who enjoys nostalgia, big band music, swing dancing, historic aircraft and military vehicles, antique cars and vintage fashion. The program includes educational activities and living history demonstrations for all ages. [www.wwiidays.org](http://wwiidays.org/) The suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for children 11 to 17, children 10 and under and WWII veterans are free. No... ...
    Sep
    08
    Peachtree City, Georgia

    Living History Day: John Basilone, Guadalcanal, Cactus Air Force More Info

    Guadalcanal was an island in the South Pacific that few Americans had ever heard of in 1942. The invasion and capture of the island, which began on August 7th, 1942, was the first Allied offensive against Japan – a long, arduous and bloody process that culminated in Tokyo Bay on September 2nd, 1945. One of the heroes of Guadalcanal was John Basilone, and Marine sergeant who helped stave off over 3,000 Japanese soldiers during the Battle of Lunga Point on the night of October 25 and 26, 1942. Basilone commanded two sections of machine guns that fought for the next two days until only Basilone and two other Marines were left standing. Basilone moved an extra gun into position and maintained... ...
    Nov
    03
    Peachtree City, Georgia

    Hops N Props Beer Fest More Info

    Join us for Peachtree City's 3rd Annual "Hops & Props" Craft Beer Festival hosted by the Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau! This intimate beer tasting will feature craft breweries in a unique setting among WWII aircraft. Tickets include a souvenir glass, all tastings, live music and more! Enjoy a unique night of craft beer in a historic setting! 21 and over only. Food trucks available!

    VIP entry begins at 5pm

    General entry begins at 6pm

    LIVE music provided by FLUX, the ultimate 80's & 90's cover band

    Nov
    03
    Cullman, AL

    Cullman Veteran’s Day Celebration More Info

    Each November, our Cullman community celebrates Veterans Day with a day-long event. The CAF Dixie Wing will be in attendance with the FG-1D Corsair and Douglas SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber. Rides will be available on the SBD-5 Dauntless for $995 for a 20-minute flight. This is 20 minutes actual air time. The entire experience is approximately 45 minutes.

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