CAF Headquarters Dallas, TX
Dallas Executive Airport
5661 Mariner Dr.
Dallas, TX 75237
PT-19 More Info
AT-19 More Info
L-2 Grasshopper More Info
L-3E Grasshopper Grasshopper More Grasshopper InfoThe L-3 was initially designated the O-58 at the time it was first ordered by the Air Corps, a designation prefix that was retired in April 1942. The airplane underwent service tests in the summer of 1941 during maneuvers in Louisiana and Texas. When American forces went into combat after Pearl Harbor, the Army Air Force used the L-3 in much the same manner as observation balloons were used during World War I — spotting activities and directing artillery fire. It was also used for liaison and transport duties and short-range reconnaissance which required airplanes to land and take off in short distances from unprepared landing strips. Liaison pilots would train on L-3s before moving... ...
L-5 Sentinel Sentinel "Betsy" More Sentinel "Betsy" Info“Betsy”, as she is affectionately called, is Air Group One’s Stinson L-5 Sentinel. The L-5 was developed at the beginning of the war as a liaison aircraft, which held many crucial duties within the service. Not only was this sturdy lightweight plane used for VIP transport, resupply and photo reconnaissance – it was also used to evacuate and transport wounded and deliver important (and often confidential) messages. One of the most important, yet overlooked aircraft of WWII, this historic aircraft will soon take to the skies again as she did over seventy years ago. Betsy’s career began in 1943, when she was arrived at Cox Field in Paris, Texas, ready for duty with the 163rd Liaison... ...
C-46 Comando China Doll More China Doll Info
Fw 44 Stieglitz ("Goldfinch") More Info
J-3 Cub J3 Cub Project More J3 Cub Project Info
1946 Piper J3C-75 In Restoration.
PT-17 Stearman More Info
7ECA Citabria Citabria More Citabria Info
T-610 Super Pinto Super Pinto More Super Pinto Info
Today, the CAF owns and operates the largest collection of vintage military aircraft in the world: 165 fighters, bombers, transports and trainers. The extensive care of the CAF's fleet is done almost entirely by members who volunteer their time and resources to maintain, fly and exhibit these aircraft at events across America. What keeps the organization focused and its members engaged is our mission: "Education, such that generations of Americans value and support the contributions of military aviation in assuring our nation's freedom."
The CAF has always operated with the idea that, to teach history, one must go beyond traditional methods like history books and noiseless museums. One of the reasons the CAF has remained a flying museum is because the sights, sounds and smells of these historic aircraft make for a more impactful personal experience. Therefore, much of our educational effort involves attending airshows around the country. Nearly all CAF aircraft are available for guided tours, and more than 80 aircraft are able to give rides to the public, making hands-on access a large part of the educational experience.
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