WWII Heritage Day Returns in October, With Renewed Energy
PEACHTREE CITY, GA. (Jan. 29, 2022) – Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Georgia brings back World War II Heritage Day in 2022. The one-day event, themed World War II and The Dawn of the Space Age, will be on Oct. 8, 2022, at Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field in Peachtree City, Ga.
WWII Heritage Day is the oldest and largest World War II and 1940s-themed event in Georgia. This year’s event will feature World War II aircraft, military vehicles, food trucks, living history displays and presentations. The programs will recognize how America recovered from the war and used promising new technology to usher in what is commonly referred to as “The Space Age.” Atomic energy, science fiction, space exploration, computing and automation were some of the prevailing interests of this era.
A vintage car show, costume contest, warbird rides, demonstrations, and food vendors will operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Following the day-time activities, a celebration swing dance will be onsite in the hangar, with music until 7 p.m. All events will take place at the CAF Airbase Georgia headquarters, 1200 Echo Ct., Peachtree City, Ga. Visitors are encouraged to dress in their favorite World War II or space-age attire to enjoy the day and the dance.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 11-17. Children 10 and under are free. Visitors who stay for the hangar dance will be able to buy snacks and beverages.
“In recent years, the Airbase programs have been intently focused on education with a mission to inspire the next generation of pilots, aviation mechanics and citizens,” said Airbase Leader Joel Perkins. “We want visitors of all ages to enjoy a full day of fun and educational activities as part of our 18th annual WWII Heritage Day.”
MAIN PHOTO: CAF Airbase Georgia maintains and flies these two rare World War II fighter airplanes -- the Dauntless SBD dive bomber, top, and the FG-1D Corsair -- which will be on display during WWII Heritage Day on Oct. 8, 2022, at the Airbase Warbird Museum in Peachtree City, Ga. The Airbase has seven operating former military aircraft, and rides can be purchased on several of them, including the SBD Dive bomber. (Photo by Kevin Hong)
About the CAF Airbase Georgia Warbird Museum CAF Airbase Georgia, based in Peachtree City, Ga., was founded in 1987. The Airbase is one of the largest unit locations of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). The group maintains and flies seven vintage military aircraft including a P-51 Mustang, an FG-1D Corsair, an SBD Dauntless, and a P-63A Kingcobra. The Airbase, which is composed of more than 400 volunteers, is a founding partner of the Georgia WWII Heritage Trail launched in 2021. The Airbase is part of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that relies on contributions of time and funds to carry out its mission. For more information, go to https://airbasegeorgia.org/.