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About Us

OUR MISSION IS TO EDUCATE, INSPIRE, AND HONOR THROUGH FLIGHT AND LIVING HISTORY EXPERIENCES.

The Commemorative Air Force was founded to acquire, restore and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States, and selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans.

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It began with a single plane.


Lloyd Nolen and a small group of ex-service pilots from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas pooled their money to purchase a P-51 Mustang in 1957. They formed a loosely defined organization to share the pleasure and expense of maintaining the Mustang.

A short while later, the group added a pair of F8F Bearcats to the P-51 Mustang. At this point, the mission of the CAF became clear: save an example of every aircraft that flew during World War II ~ a mission no one else was undertaking.

What started as a hobby became an urgent mission to preserve history.

About the CAF Floribama Wing

We currently have 40 members from all different backgrounds. You don't have to be a pilot to join! Anyone with an interest in aviation or history can become a member.

 

We meet the 2nd Saturday of every month with our membership at 11am if you want to check us out. Please check our calendar or call for updates as these times can change. 

Join the CAF and the Floribama Wing Now!

As an all-volunteer 501c3 non-profit organization, our members donate their talent, labor, time and financial support to help our mission. For those who have a passion for history, aviation, or just helping out a good cause, the Commemorative Air Force Floribama Wing is a great place to visit or volunteer. 

Before joining the Floribama Wing, you must first join the national headquarters wing of the Commemorative Air Force.  You must join as a CAF Colonel or above. For Cadets, you can join at the Cadet level. 

After joining our wing, don't forget to head over to the National Organization to join as well.