Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing Host Aviation Event in St. Louis Memorial Day Weekend
(St. Louis – May 10, 2017) – This Memorial Day Weekend the skies of St. Louis will be full of authentic World War II aircraft that will fly into Spirit of St. Louis Airport. The 3-day event runs Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29 and is open to the public. Historic aircraft including authentic bombing and training aircraft will be on display and available for rides. These aircraft are powerful American icons bringing the sights, sounds, and stories of World War II aviation to St. Louis area.
The event will be open to the public May 27 - 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event will take place at the Tac air ramp, 18260 Edison Avenue, Chesterfield, Missouri 63005. The requested donation for ramp access is $5 for adults and $2 for students ages 11‐17. Children ages 10 and under are free. Aircraft tours are included in ramp access, aircraft rides are an additional cost. Aircraft ride prices range from $95 to $895 and advance ride reservations are encouraged. For additional information or to book a ride visit wingsoverstlouis.com.
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Commemorative Air Force
PO Box 637
St. Charles, MO 63302
Bob Lawrence, Unit Leader
About the CAF Missouri Wing
The Missouri Wing of the Commemorative Air Force is a local unit which is assigned to maintain and fly three rare World War II aircraft. Based just outside of St. Louis at St. Charles County Smartt Airport. The wing operates through a group of volunteer members to accomplish the goal Educate Through Living History by allowing future generations to see, participate with, and re-live the lessons learned from the defining moments of American military aviation history. You can learn more about the wing and how to get involved by visiting www.cafmo.org.
About the Commemorative Air Force (CAF):
The Commemorative Air Force honors the men and women who built, maintained, and flew in these airplanes during World War II. The organization believes that is best accomplished by maintaining the airplanes in flying condition; taking the airplanes to the people allowing them to experience the aircraft up close and in flight.
Collecting, restoring and flying historical aircraft for more than 60 years, the Commemorative Air Force is the largest private air force in the world. The CAF is dedicated to Honoring American Military Aviation through Flight, Exhibition, Education and Remembrance. The CAF is a non-profit educational organization with over 11,000 members and a fleet of 165 airplanes distributed to 60 locations throughout the country. For more information, visit www.commemorativeairforce.org.