Commemorative Air Force

The CAF P-40 Warhawk.Photo by Glenn Watson

CAF Living Aviation History Day Features “Flying Tigers” in March

The American Volunteer Group (AVG), known as the “Flying Tigers,” successfully battled the Japanese in the sky under the command of Gen. Claire Chenault before the United States entered World War II. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Warbird Museum will feature the story of the Flying Tigers in the next Living Aviation History Day series at 11 a.m.[Read More…]

The beautiful silhouette of the Bell P-63 Kingcobra. (Photo by John Willhoff)

CAF Dixie Wing P-63A Flies!

By Moreno Aguiari & Stephen Chapis After more than 40 years since it’s last flight, 16 years of restoration, being affected by the Mississippi River flood of 1993 and countless man hours by the dedicated volunteers of the CAF Dixie Wing, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra serial number 42-68941 flew for the first time on[Read More…]

A magnificent shot of the CAF Red Tail Squadron's P-51C Mustang by the great aviation photographer, Max Haynes. (photo via CAF)

CAF Red Tail Squadron Returns to Air Show Circuit with Impressive Line-up

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, announced their line-up for upcoming events around the country for 2017. After an incident last year resulted in an 11 month restoration, the Squadron’s P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen will return to flight this air show season to wow audiences with its aerobatic tribute to our nation’s[Read More…]

CAF Red Tail Squadron Expands Offering for Educators in Celebration of Black History Month

CAF Red Tail Squadron Expands Offering for Educators in Celebration of Black History Month

To celebrate the Tuskegee Airmen’s contribution to our country, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron unveiled a new “Resources for educators” area of their website in honor of Black History Month that features a free downloadable RISE ABOVE Resource Kit for teachers and youth leaders. The materials and activities can be used to enhance lessons about the Tuskegee[Read More…]

CAF Dixie Wing Launches 2017 Aviation Living History Series

CAF Dixie Wing Launches 2017 Aviation Living History Series

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing will present a series of six Aviation Living History events in 2017 to share the history of notable aviation events and aircraft through the eyes of  pilots, veterans and historians. All events will begin at 11 a.m. at the Dixie Wing headquarters and museum, 1200 Echo Ct., Peachtree City, Ga., adjacent to Atlanta[Read More…]