News and Notes from V.P. of Safety, Operations, & Maintenance David Oliver

Tips and tricks from the CAF trenches. Operating multiple aircraft in the Warbird Industry, fighting for the continued support of our aircraft and mission of the CAF.

Thats All Brother Needs Your Help!

Thats All Brother Needs Your Help!

While it might not seem so from the picture, That’s All Brother, the C-47 that led the airborne invasion and dropped the first paratroopers into Normandy, is well on its way to flying before the end of this year.  The next phase is returning the aircraft to it’s original D Day configuration.

That’s All Brother has been completely disassembled, inspected, and all unairwothy parts replaced.  As you read this, our partners at Basler Turbo Conversions are well on the way to reassembling the airplane for a summer delivery.

While the Central Texas Wing will be managing this uniquely historic aircraft, it belongs to all of us in the CAF and we’ll be looking for members from all over the country to help us meet its flight operations and appearance schedules. We’ll need help with every aspect of the operation from maintaining and flying this historic aircraft to writing press releases, and giving tours.

The first step, for those of you who are interested, is to go to the website,, and become a member of the wing. Be sure to note your interest in supporting TAB and specify how you would like to participate.

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While That’s All Brother’s travel schedule will be limited in 2017, if you have any suggestions for venues please contact


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