Commemorative Air Force Airbase Georgia - Hosts "Keep em' Flyin" Hangar Dance Brings Back the 1940s, Nostalgia
PEACHTREE CITY, GA (June 25, 2021) – The glamor and romance of the Big Band-era will return Sept. 25, 2021 when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Georgia hosts “Keep ‘em Flying”, a hangar dance and dinner fundraiser set in an aviation museum surrounded by historic World War II aircraft and decorated to recreate the iconic mood of the 1940s. The festivities will take place from 6 p.m. -11 p.m. at the CAF Airbase Georgia Warbird Museum, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, Peachtree City.
“Keep ‘em Flying” guests will hear the Peachtree Jazz Edition perform standards made famous by Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman. Described as one of the best bands in Atlanta, the Peachtree Jazz Edition has a loyal swing-dance following and is returning to “Keep ‘em Flying” for the 17th straight year.
“A 1940s-theme hangar dance combines fashion and timeless music,” said Kym Hughes, Executive Director of the Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We look forward to hosting Big Band enthusiasts and swing dancers from throughout Georgia.” Black tie, 1940s attire and historic uniforms encouraged.
As a long-time advocate of preserving and teaching WWII history, CAF Airbase Georgia also hosts WWII Heritage Days, the oldest and largest World War II-theme event in Georgia, on Saturday, Oct 9, 2021. WWII Heritage Days was designated a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society in May 2020.
Tickets for “Keep ‘em Flying” go on sale July 1 for $75 before Aug. 1 and $100 after that date. Tickets may be purchased online only. Reserved tables are available. The dance will take place rain or shine -- no pets and no refunds. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.wwiidays.org.
About the CAF Airbase Georgia Warbird Museum The CAF Airbase Georgia, based in Peachtree City, Ga., was founded in 1987. The Airbase, one of the largest units of the Commemorative Air Force, maintains and flies seven WWII aircraft including a P-51 Mustang, an FG-1D Corsair and rare types such as the SBD Dauntless dive bomber and P-63A Kingcobra. The unit, composed of 400 volunteers, is a part of the Commemorative Air Force, a non-profit tax exempt organization, that relies on contributions of time and funds to carry out the mission of the CAF. For more information, go to https://airbasegeorgia.org.