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CAF Membership Opportunities

There are many ways to become a member of the CAF. There are options for regular memberships, life memberships, associate memberships and Cadet memberships for young adults aged 12-18. And, as a member of the CAF, you also have the opportunity to join CAF units and get close and personal with aircraft restoration, maintenance and operation.

Becoming a member of the CAF gives you many benefits, including discounts on services and purchases.

The CAF is a non-profit, tax-exempt historical and educational organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Commemorative Air Force Colonel: $200 per year                                         Join NOW as a Colonel  or  Download application here    Bank Draft Form

As a CAF Colonel, you are eligible to become a member of a CAF Unit or join an aircraft support team. You will also enjoy the privilege of flying in a CAF aircraft on a space-available basis or as a qualified crewmember. In addition to the benefits above, CAF Colonels receive:

  • CAF badge, wings, and commission certificate
  • Membership card
  • Monthly magazine Dispatch
  • Free admission to the CAF Airpower Museum
  • Gift Shop discounts

Active U.S. Military, Guard and Reserve personnel can join the CAF at the Colonel level for a discounted rate of just $100 the first year. The special rate is for new members only. Active Military must contact the CAF directly in order to receive the discount, the discount will not be given on online membership registrations. Please call 877-767-7175 for information. 

 

Preservation Colonel:   $300 per year
Become a Colonel in the Commemorative Air Force where you can Get Your Hands on History and support the CAF Airpower Museum? As a Preservation Colonel you receive all the Patron membership benefits PLUS:
  • Fly in a CAF aircraft on a space-available basis or as a qualified crewmember
  • CAF nametag, wings and commission certificate
  • Monthly Magazine Dispatch (choice between digital & print*)
  • Discount on CAF Facility Rentals (10%)
  • Opportunity to become a member of a CAF Unit or join an aircraft support team
*International Colonels will be asked to submit an additional donation of $5 per month to receive printed Dispatch 

 

Life Member: $2,400       Join NOW as a Life Member

In addition to all the benefits a Colonel receives, Life Memberships also include:

  • Life Member wings, a Life Member card, Life Member plaque
  • Your name on the Life Member boards in the CAF hangar

  Life Members may upgrade to Gold Life Member for $1,000 and receive:

  • Gold name tag
  • Gold on black leather name patch
  • Your name in gold on the Life Member boards in the CAF hangar
  • Art print by Roy Grinnell
  • Monthly magazine Dispatch
  • Free admission to the CAF Airpower Museum
 
CAF Cadets: $45 per year                                                                                    Join NOW as a Cadet  or  Download application here

 Cadet memberships are open to students ages 12 to 18. Benefits include:

  • Cadet badge, wings, and T-shirt and certificate
  • Gift Shop discounts 
  • Membership card
  • Monthly digital Dispatch magazine
  • Free admission to the CAF Airpower Museum

 

Supporting Member: $75 per year                                                                       Join NOW as a Supporting Member  or  Download application here

As an alternative to full CAF membership, you may become a Supporting Member.   You will receive:

  • Membership card
  • Quarterly subscription to magazine Dispatch
  • Free admission to the CAF Airpower Museum
     
Wing, Squadron or Detachment Membership: $25 to $50 per year (depending on the Unit)

Becoming a Unit member puts you where the action is—close to the aircraft or their operations. CAF Wings and Squadrons are located in 28 U.S. states and four foreign countries and are assigned the responsibility of maintaining aircraft. Detachments are responsible for various disciplines within the CAF, such as Marshalling, Security, Communications, Medical or Explosives Ordnance.

To be a member of a Wing, Squadron or Detachment, you must first be a CAF Colonel, Life Member or Cadet. Unit members often receive additional benefits, including:

  • Unit newsletters
  • Unit-assigned aircraft crew opportunities


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