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WWII Heritage Days 2019 to Honor 75th Anniversary of D-Day
CAF Dixie Wing Volunteers recreate the 1940s
PHOTO CAPTION: "American invaders spring from the ramp of a Coast Guard-manned landing barge to wade those last perilous yards to the beach of Normandy on D-Day in 1944. Enemy fire will cut some of them down. The 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion will be the theme for the 2019 CAF Dixie Wing World War II Heritage Days, April 27-28, 2019 in Peachtree City, Georgia.
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (July 9, 2018) - the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Europe will be ...
Greg Shelton has offered his signature daytime wing-walking act for almost 15 years (photo by Jim Froneberger).
Greg Shelton to Receive 2018 Bill Barber Award for Showmanship
EAST TROY, WISCONSIN, June 11, 2018 -- World Airshow News has announced that Greg Shelton is the 2018 recipient of the Bill Barber Award for Showmanship. One of the most prestigious awards in the airshow industry, the list of Barber honorees reads like an airshow hall of fame.
Like many in the airshow business, Shelton’s interest in aviation started as a child. His father flew fighters in the U.S. Navy and Gr...
ALL THINGS INNOVATION PROGRAMMING
JULY 24 AT EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2018
New technologies, awards, thought leaders part of ‘what’s next’ in flight
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (June 12, 2018) — The cutting-edge technology and products that will drive general aviation’s next generation come together at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 on Tuesday, July 24, with a full Innovations Day of programming and events on the AirVenture grounds.
The 66th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention is July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The event is tra...
Commemorative Air Force to Participate in Daks Over Normandy on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
(June 5, 2018 – San Marcos, Texas) - The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is gearing up to participate in Daks over Normandy, an event which will honor the 75th Anniversary of D-Day next summer in Normandy, France. To accomplish this the CAF D-Day Wing was formed. This group of volunteers is focused on preparing these extraordinary aircraft and their crews for the epic mission across the North Atlantic.
The CAF D-Day Wing will join about 15 other historic military aircraft from the U.S., dep...
ANNOUNCING JANESVILLE WARBIRD WEEKEND – July 21-22, 2018
The annual warbird event will be held in Janesville, Wisconsin on July 21-22. The event will feature the B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell, AC-47 Gunship, P-51 Mustang, C-47 Skytrain, C-45 Expeditor, and Grumman C1-A.
Janesville, Wisconsin, June 4, 2018 − In a gathering of warbirds from the World War II and Vietnam War eras, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is returning to the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport for Janesville Warbird Weekend 2018 in Janesville, Wisconsin the weekend before EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018. The event starts ...
Unique Flight School to Descend on Lancaster Airport
Empowering Women to Pursue Aviation
Lancaster, TX, June 1, 2018: The Commemorative Air Force DFW Wing will host the Girls in Flight Training (GIFT) Academy Jun 3 – 9, 2018 at Lancaster Regional Airport. A group of nearly 20 attendees will be chosen for the all-women flight training GIFT week. The event offers intensive training and a full immersion environment for both new and experienced female pilots to further motivate their aviation training. This group of women will have the chance to fly up to two times a day and participate in the o...
Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing Hosts Salute to Veterans and D-Day Memorial Event
(May 30, 2018, San Marcos, Texas)- The Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing, a World War II aviation organization, will host a Salute to Veterans and D-Day Memorial Event on June 6, 2018 at the San Marcos Regional Airport from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will observe the 74th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion of France by featuring a C-47 aircraft named That’s All, Brother, which led the Allied invasion.
The event will be the official launch of the effort to return That’s All, Brother...
World’s Most Prestigious Air & Space Hall of Fame to Enshrine Distinguished Class of 2018
Peggy Whitson, Ellen Ochoa, Brad Tilden, Bruce Whitman, Lloyd “Fig” Newton, Richard I. Bong. Corporate Angel Network / Air Charity Network and other aviation and space legends to be honored at San Diego Air & Space Museum’s annual star-studded celebration.
San Diego, CA - May 07, 2018 – Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the International Space Station (ISS) and holder of the record for most days in space by a NASA astronaut; Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman in the world t...
C-47 Placid Lassie to Appear at the DeKalb Peachtree Airport
Oxford, Conn. – May 7, 2018 – The Tunison Foundation, a non-profit organization that owns and operates World War II-era aircraft, is bringing their D-Day veteran – the C-47 Placid Lassie of the D-Day Squadron – to the upcoming DeKalb Peachtree Airport Good Neighbor Day Open House and Airshow, Saturday, May 19 from noon to 5 p.m. The FREE family friendly event will feature numerous aerobatic performances, aircraft on static display and an array of exhibitors and vendors.
Visitors will get to see C-47 Placid Lassie on static displ...
Veterans Enjoy Hero Status at WWII Heritage Days
PEACHTREE CITY, GA. (April 30, 2018) – A record crowd helped welcome about 60 World War II veterans to the 15th Annual World War II Heritage Days at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Warbird Museum in Peachtree City, Ga. Rare vintage aircraft, including the restored B-17 Flying Fortress, “Texas Raiders,” completed the WWII atmosphere for the veterans, especially for five who actually flew on the historic aircraft. Two were B-17 crewmembers who had not been on the bombers in more than 70 years.
“It was truly heartwarmin...
A-26 Lady Liberty Is Back in the Air
By Ken Larcher
(April 16, 2018, Enid, OK) - After 17 months of repairs, four fuel tank replacements, two AD Notes, airframe repairs and 15,000 hours of maintenance work, the A-26 Lady Liberty is again airworthy. She flew a test flight on April 15, 2018, which was successful and the aircraft operated great.
The issues began last year when the aircraft went in for a scheduled inspection which required removing both oil tanks and all four fuel bladders. When those items were removed mechanics discovered that some corrosion had caused some damage to the fu...
(Photo- Reenactors capture the attention of young and old when volunteers recreate the aura of the 1940s at World War II Heritage Days. This year's event is April 21-22 at the CAF Dixie Wing Warbird Museum and grounds in Peachtree City, Georgia. Photo courtesy of Rod Reilly.)
WWII Heritage Days Honors Veterans and Medal of Honor Recipients
B-17 Bomber and CAF Dixie Wing Aircraft Offer Rides
PEACHTREE CITY, GA. (April 11, 2018) – Nearly 50 World War II veterans will be honored at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21 during the 15th Annual World War II Heritage Days weekend hosted by the Commem...
D-Day Squadron to Make Debut at SUN ‘n FUN with Four Historic Aircraft
Oxford, Connecticut – April 3, 2018 – The Tunison Foundation, a non-profit organization that owns and operates World War II era aircraft, is proud to debut their newly minted D-Day Squadron at this year’s SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-in and Expo. The group will feature four D-Day Squadron C-47 and DC-3 aircraft that are preparing to cross the Atlantic to return to Normandy next summer for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Flying in for the event are Placid Lassie, Liberty Foundation and Virginia Ann, C-47 aircraft that are...
(Photo: The crew of the B-24 Liberator Hot Stuff, the first to complete 25 missions in the 8th Air Force in World War II)
A stone and stainless steel monument will be dedicated on May 3, 2018 honoring Americans who died in the crash of the B-24 Liberator called Hot Stuff in inclement weather near Grindavik, Iceland on May 3, 1943
May 3, 2018 will mark the 75th anniversary of the death of one of America’s great military leaders and the loss of the B-24 Liberator Hot Stuff, the first heavy bomber in the 8th Air Force to complete 25 missions. It crashed into a mountain in Iceland while tryi...
CAF's P-47 Thunderbolt Restoration Projec is Assigned to the Southern California Wing
Camarillo, California (March 26, 2018) -The P-47 was one of the most produced American World War II aircraft, with more than 15,000 built. It is an important aircraft in the CAF’s fleet, but this P-47 is no longer airworthy. The Flying Museum Board of the Commemorative Air Force recently made the decision to assign the P-47 restoration project to the Southern California Wing in Camarillo, California.
In 2006, the CAF P-47 was on a test flight in Albuquerque after a maintenance period. Moments aft...
Commemorative Air Force AirPower History Tour/B-29 Superfortress FIFI plans first time visits to cities in Canada this summer.
Famous World War II Bomber will visit 8 airports in Quebec and Ontario.
(DALLAS, March 20, 2018) The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AirPower History Tour will bring the sights, sounds, and stories of World War II aviation to 26 cities in North America this summer including 8 cities in Canada. It is the first time in history the B-29 Superfortress, one of only two in the world that still fly, will be available for tours and rides at Canadian stops.
The tour’s collec...
WWII Heritage Days Honors Medal of Honor Recipients
PEACHTREE CITY, GA. (March 19, 2018) – World War II Medal of Honor recipients will be honored during the 15th annual World War II Heritage Days weekend, April 21-22, at the CAF Dixie Wing Warbird Museum, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, in Peachtree City, Ga.
The Hispanic Medal of Honor Society, based in Phoenix, Arizona, will bring an exhibit that includes five Medals of Honor, several large panels with a history of the medal profiles of the 16 Hispanic Americans who received the medal during World War II, and a U.S....
Central Texas Wing Hosts 6th Annual Casino Night
San Marcos, TX (March 20, 2018) - On April 14th, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Central Texas Wing will host its 7th Annual Casino Night in the CAF hangar at San Marcos Regional Airport. This fundraiser supports our mission of restoring and flying vintage military aircraft.
Join us at a fantastic setting of gaming tables surrounded by historic vintage aircraft, door prizes, silent auction, $20,000 in Casino money, and a chance to win a History Flight on the B-25 Yellow Rose. Casino night will feature, Blackjack, Roulette, Texas Hold ‘Em, ...
PHOTO BY JOHN ENGLISH
CAF Headquarters Seaking An Education Coordinator
(DALLAS, TX, March 20, 2018) - The Education Coordinator supports the design and execution of the CAF National Educational programs that consists of Aviation and STEM educational initiatives as well as Inspirational Programs known as RISE ABOVE. These programs are designed to introduce area students to aviation concepts and technology to develop an understanding and interest in aviation and its history. In addition, providing tools and mentorship to pursue post secondary opportunities. Also provides an inspirational in...
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SEARCH FOR CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE
Dallas, March 16, 2018 -The General Staff of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is announcing a national search to identify and recruit candidates for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organization.
The CAF is a national nonprofit organization headquartered at Dallas Executive Airport. Founded in 1957 and chartered in 1961, the CAF is committed to restore, preserve and exhibit its collection of flying World War II aircraft. Today, it is the world’s largest flying museum with over 170 aircraft representing ...
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