Commemorative Air Force Changing the Face of Warbird Aviation

Oshkosh, Wisconsin (July 25, 2012) - Aviation is faced with many challenges, and the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has become a leader in the effort to effect change in the industry. Over the past few years, the CAF has worked to diversify its...


 

In 2010, the CAF introduced the CAF's Red, White & Loud Tour starring Aaron Tippin and the CAF Bombers at a press conference held at AirVenture. In 2011, Tippin took the stage at EAA's Theater in the Woods for a rousing patriotic concert. Still an active tour in 2012, audiences have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Aaron perform such songs as Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly in front of the world's only flying B-29 or other CAF aircraft. On Friday, Sept. 28, Aaron Tippin and the B-25 Devil Dog will be on-site for the 2012 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show in Rome, Georgia. Aaron will kick off the show Friday evening with a stirring performance! For more information visit www.wingsovernorthgeorgia.com

 

In 1957, a small group of ex-service pilots pooled their money to purchase a P-51 Mustang, beginning what is now called the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). With the addition of a pair of F8F Bearcats, the CAF became the founders of the warbird movement, an effort to preserve and honor our military history with the rallying cry to "Keep 'Em Flying!" Now, 55 years later, the CAF is the premier warbird organization, operating 156 vintage aircraft in Honor of American Military Aviation. A non-profit educational association, the CAF has more than 9,000 members and its fleet of historic aircraft is distributed to 74 units located in 27 states for care and operation.

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