Airbase Georgia Peachtree City, GA

Address:
1200 Echo Ct.
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Contact number:
(678) 364-1110

Website:
https://airbasegeorgia.org

SBD Dauntless Lady in Blue More Lady in Blue Info

The SBD was the only U.S. Navy dive bomber to serve from the beginning of the World War II until the end. Considered the most destructive air weapon in the U.S. Navy arsenal, the SBD sank over 300,000 tons of enemy ships, a greater tonnage of Japanese shipping than any other Allied aircraft during the war! Eighteen were warships, including five aircraft carriers sunk in the battle of the Coral Sea and Midway. It earned the nickname "Slow, But Deadly!" After the war, the U.S. Marine Corps continued to use the SBD, and in the 1950s, the French Air Force used SBDs in its war in Indo-China.

P-47 Thunderbolt Thunderbolt More Thunderbolt Info

The P-47 Thunderbolt was one of the most produced aircraft during World War II, and plays a very important role in the CAF’s fleet. The P-47 earned a reputation as a tough airplane due to its beefy construction and a stunning ability to absorb punishment while still bringing its crews home safely.The CAF's P-47 was built at the Republic Aviation Factory in Evansville, Indiana. In a 2006 accident, the CAF's P-47 engine caught fire, causing the pilot to execute an extremely skilled emergency landing, saving his life and the aircraft.

P-51 Mustang Red Nose More Red Nose Info

This was the plane that launched the Confederate Air Force (now Commemorative Air Force). It was acquired by the founding members of the CAF including Loyd P. Nolen himself. This airplane is not only historically significant, but it is thoroughly engrained in the CAF’s heritage as well. The Dixie Wing was selected to become the new home for the P-51D “Red Nose” by the CAF General Staff in November of 2002. We are very proud to have received such an honor and are doing our best to live up to that distinction. Red Nose is painted with the markings of the 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF, the pilot was Capt.David W.Howe,January 1945. He flew with 334th FS from 22/9/43 until 30/3/45 when returned... ...

P-63 Kingcobra More Info

Of the nine new fighter designs tested by the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) in 1942-43, only one was produced in quantity – the Bell P-63. This aircraft was designed to address the shortcomings of the P-39 Airacobra. Although similar in appearance to the P-39, the P-63 was in fact a completely redesigned airplane and only a few parts are interchangeable between the two aircraft. After more than 40 years since it’s last flight, 16 years of restoration, being affected by the Mississippi River flood of 1993 and countless man hours by the dedicated volunteers of the CAF Dixie Wing, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra serial number 42-68941 flew for the... ...

FG-1D Corsair Corsair More Corsair Info

Our corsair was built by Goodyear hence the designation FG instead of F4U. BuNo 92468 (Stands for “Bureau Number” which is the Navy serial number of the airframe) never saw military combat but was used stateside in various roles until being stricken from active duty by the US Navy in 1956. BuNo 92468 was rescued from destruction in 1957 by Ernest Huggins. Ernest only held the corsair for one year when he transferred ownership to Skip Underwood of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Underwood relocated the plane to an airstrip in Buckeye, Arizona where he had a small crop dusting operation and it remained there in storage until sold in 1960 to CAF Hall of Fame member Marvin L. “Lefty” Gardner. In 2001... ...

PT-19 More Info

Flashback to 1987. The Dixie Wing was young and had no airplanes. Imagine the excitement when we were assigned our first warbird, a Fairchild PT-19 donated to the Commemorative Air Force by Col. Owen E. Stiegelmeir of Berea, Ohio. But, we had some challenges. The aircraft, N9878H, was in a field, under a shed, and had not been flown for some time. Our Dixie Wing maintenance team traveled to Ohio and got the aircraft ready to ferry to Atlanta. On September 14, 1987, Col. C. W. Kemper slicked the little navy blue Cornell onto the runway at South Fulton County Airport, and the Dixie Wing was in the Warbird business.

SNJ-4 texan More Info

This aircraft was generously donated by two of the Dixie Wing Members, Cols Morris Ray and David Peeler. Originally an SNJ-4, a 6-year restoration has been completed as an LT-6D which was used in Korea as a forward air controller and called a Mosquito. Thanks to our dedicated restoration crew, this aircraft is again in excellent flying condition. It began appearing on the 2008 airshow circuit.

T-34 Mentor More Info

After serving the Dominican Republic Air Force well for many years, N687HV was sold, along with several others, to a civilian owner and was moved to its new home in Florida. There, it sat unused for about 5 years. Although it was now kept in a hangar, its previous life was spent outside in tropical humid weather which took its toll on the airframe in the form of surface corrosion and general neglect. Fortunately for N687HV, it was then donated to the Commemorative Air Force and assigned to their Dixie Wing. The airplane was then brought into airworthiness compliance by a Certified Repair Station with extensive T-34 experience, where they completed the necessary FAA Air Worthiness... ...

PT-17 Stearman Stearman More Stearman Info

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Warbird Museum has acquired a Stearman (Boeing) PT-17 (Model 75) biplane formerly used by the military as a primary trainer aircraft in the 1930s and 1940s. The Wing plans to restore the airplane with the talents of the Wing’s volunteer mechanics and other members. More than 10,600 Model 75s were built and used by the U.S. Army Air Corps, The U.S. Navy (as the NS and N2S) and the Royal Canadian Air Force (as the Kaydet) throughout World War II. “The Stearman is one of the most iconic trainers of World War II, utilized in the primary training stage in which pilot candidates took to the air,” said Dixie Wing Leader Jim Buckley. “We think this... ...

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing announces its official recognition as and transition to CAF Airbase Georgia, effective Feb 18, 2021. The group has achieved the designation of Airbase within the organization as a result of tremendous growth and awarded accomplishments over the last 35 years.

Apr
27
Apr
28
Peachtree City, GA

16th Annual WWII Heritage Days More Info

"Celebrate the 1940s, Salute the Greatest Generation, and Inspire All Ages to Preserve the Legacy of America's Veterans" Beginning as a one-day program in 2003, WWII Heritage Days has emerged as the largest annual World War II and 1940s themed event in Georgia. It is a can’t-miss experience for anyone who enjoys nostalgia, big band music, swing dancing, historic aircraft and military vehicles, antique cars and vintage fashion. The program includes educational activities and living history demonstrations for all ages. [www.wwiidays.org](http://wwiidays.org/) The suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for children 11 to 17, children 10 and under and WWII veterans are free. No... ...
Sep
08
Peachtree City, Georgia

Living History Day: John Basilone, Guadalcanal, Cactus Air Force More Info

Guadalcanal was an island in the South Pacific that few Americans had ever heard of in 1942. The invasion and capture of the island, which began on August 7th, 1942, was the first Allied offensive against Japan – a long, arduous and bloody process that culminated in Tokyo Bay on September 2nd, 1945. One of the heroes of Guadalcanal was John Basilone, and Marine sergeant who helped stave off over 3,000 Japanese soldiers during the Battle of Lunga Point on the night of October 25 and 26, 1942. Basilone commanded two sections of machine guns that fought for the next two days until only Basilone and two other Marines were left standing. Basilone moved an extra gun into position and maintained... ...
Nov
03
Peachtree City, Georgia

Hops N Props Beer Fest More Info

Join us for Peachtree City's 3rd Annual "Hops & Props" Craft Beer Festival hosted by the Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau! This intimate beer tasting will feature craft breweries in a unique setting among WWII aircraft. Tickets include a souvenir glass, all tastings, live music and more! Enjoy a unique night of craft beer in a historic setting! 21 and over only. Food trucks available!

VIP entry begins at 5pm

General entry begins at 6pm

LIVE music provided by FLUX, the ultimate 80's & 90's cover band

Nov
03
Cullman, AL

Cullman Veteran’s Day Celebration More Info

Each November, our Cullman community celebrates Veterans Day with a day-long event. The CAF Dixie Wing will be in attendance with the FG-1D Corsair and Douglas SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber. Rides will be available on the SBD-5 Dauntless for $995 for a 20-minute flight. This is 20 minutes actual air time. The entire experience is approximately 45 minutes.

Mar
14
Lawrenceville, GA

Gwinnett County Airport-Rides Day More Info

Dates and Times: March 14, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Gwinnett Aero FBO ramp – 850 Airport Road Lawrenceville, GA 30046 – www.gwinnettaero.com

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to fly in these historical WWII airplanes. Experience the thrill of flying with one of the incredible flying experiences available. From a P-51 Mustang, to flying in the “Pilot Maker,” the PT-19 Cornell. Whatever you fancy, you are sure to find a flying experience you’ll love. For a day you’ll never forget.

Airplanes Available ( Due to the usual high demand the day of the event, we encourage to pre-purchase your ride)

Jun
24
Dallas, Texas

Visit Dixie Wing More Info

June 24, 3:00pm CDT- The Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing was granted a Provisional Charter on February 28, 1987, and a Wing Charter No. 48 on January 30, 1989. It has since displayed its collection of vintage World War II era aircraft at numerous airshows throughout the Southeast. The wing is a non-profit, tax-exempt “flying museum” that depends on contributions of time and funds to carry out its mission. Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing is located at the Atlanta Regional Airport in Peachtree City, GA. The Wing is composed by 200 volunteers and operates a P-51D Mustang, a FG-1D Corsair, one of the three flying SBD-5 Dauntless in the world, a P-63 Kingcobra, a T-6 Texan, a PT-19... ...
Sep
26
Peachtree City, Georgia

CAF Dixie Wing to Feature PT-17 Stearman/N2S Kaydet with Online Live Presentation More Info

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing will present a panel discussion on the history of the PT-17 Stearman/N2S Kaydet at its Living Aviation History program Sept. 26, 2020. The program will be streamed live at 1 p.m. on the Dixie Wing Facebook page, [https://www.facebook.com/CAFDixieWing](https://www.facebook.com/CAFDixieWing). Audience members will be able to interact with the speakers by posing questions during the streaming. The Boeing-Stearman Model 75, widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, it served as a primary trainer for the United States Army Air Forces, the United States Navy (as the NS and N2S), and with the Royal Canadian Air Force as the Kaydet... ...
Nov
13
Nov
15
Peachtree City, GA

CAF Dixie Wing TRARON Formation Clinic More Info

Please join us for a Commemorative Air Force TRARON Formation clinic at the Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field (KFFC) from November 13-15, 2020. All Commemorative Air Force TRARON members are welcome, and training will be offered in the T-6/SNJ/Harvard and T-34 Mentor. Participants will be able to become Commemorative Air Force and TRARON members upon check in at the registration desk prior to flying. Pilots seeking formation training in other aircraft should contact the organizers before registering to confirm sufficient aircraft are expected. Arrival day is Friday the 13th and the clinic will begin with a mandatory safety briefing at 0800 on Saturday. Ground school will be... ...
Nov
14
Peachtree City, GA

Warbird Photo Experience – ALL DAY WARBIRD ACCESS More Info

Photographers are invited to participate in an exclusive aviation photography event on Saturday, November 14 starting at 9:00 a.m. This is an ALL-DAY EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE in conjunction with The CAF TRARON Formation Clinic ( formation flying training) at the Atlanta Regional Airport in Peachtree City, GA.

P-51 Mustang (2) - Corsair (1) - P-63 Kingcobra (1) - T-6 Texan (10) - Beech 18 (3) - T-34 Mentor (3)

Nov
12
Peachtree City, GA

Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing-Virtual Open House, Looking for More Mechanics More Info

PEACHTREE CITY, GA. -The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing is hosting a virtual open house and recruiting night for potential new members, especially aircraft mechanics, at 7 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. Interested people will be given a one-hour Zoom meeting invitation where they will learn about the CAF Dixie Wing and its operations. “We have a collection of seven operating vintage aircraft that require continuous care and maintenance to keep them flying safely,’ said Wing Recruiting Chair Jim Dalton. “We rely 100 percent on volunteer support, and greatly appreciate the efforts of the talented and dedicated mechanics we have, but they carry a heavy load and can use... ...
May
22
May
23
Peachtree City, GA

The #AirDotShow Live Tour soars into Atlanta Regional Airport More Info

Saturday and Sunday, May 22, 23- 2021 at 8 AM CDT – 3 PM CDT -The #AirDotShow Live Tour soars into Atlanta Regional Airport - Falcon Field in Peachtree City, featuring the USAF F-35A Lightning II Demo Team!

May
24
May
27
Atlanta, GA

Fly the Fortress & Friends In Cobb County, GA More Info

May 24-May 27. On May 24, history will come alive when FIVE vintage warbirds roar into Cobb County Airport led by the most iconic aircraft of WWII: the B-17 Flying Fortress Texas Raiders. Joining the bomber will be five other vintage aircraft including the popular SNJ Texan advanced trainer in which thousands of U.S. airmen learned to fly, a twin-engine JRB Expeditor Navy transport in which the whole family can fly together, a T34 Mentor trainer, and the legendary and rare SBD Dauntless. The public is invited to enjoy onboard tours with the aircraft crews, or to take the ultimate Living History Flight Experience and see the Kennesaw and Marietta from the sky! Admission to the event... ...
Jul
04
Grove, OK

CAF Airbase Georgia's Birds Fly in Duck Creek, OK More Info

Come see and ride the iconic P-51 Mustang Fighter or the rare SBD Dauntless dive bomber that was the hero at the Battle of Midway! Book a flight at the ticket link.

Sep
25
Peachtree City, Georgia

COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE AIRBASE GEORGIA - HOSTS "KEEP EM' FLYIN" HANGAR DANCE BRINGS BACK THE 1940S, NOSTALGIA More Info

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. As a thank you for your participation, support and loyalty to WWII Heritage Days over the years, we are providing all registered volunteers with a $25 discount on the purchase of one (1) ticket for CAF Airbase Georgia “Keep ‘em... ...
Oct
09
Peachtree City, GA

Airbase Georgia's WWII Heritage Day More Info

Our mission? “To celebrate the 1940s, salute the Greatest Generation, and Inspire all ages to preserve the legacy of America’s Veterans!” Beginning in 2003, WWII Heritage Day has emerged as the largest annual World War II and 1940s themed event in Georgia. It is a can’t-miss experience for anyone who enjoys nostalgia, historic aircraft and military vehicles, antique cars, and vintage fashion. Enjoy warbird rides, military vehicles on display, food trucks, a PX and living history displays and presentations. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the CAF Airbase Georgia headquarters, 1200 Echo Ct., Peachtree City, Ga. As a special feature, CAF Airbase Georgia (formerly Dixie... ...
Oct
16
Oct
17
Punta Gorda, FL

See & Ride the Airbase Georgia Warbirds in Punta Gorda, FL More Info

ee the legendary Corsair and the Hero of Midway, the Dauntless, when “530” and the “Lady in Blue” come to the Florida International Airshow in Punta Gorda on October 16-17! A limited number of rides are available in the Dauntless so book now!

May
14
Atlanta, GA

Good Neighbor Day - Atlanta More Info

Come all, old and young for some fun in the sun at PDK! DeKalb-Peachtree Airport is happy to announce that the Good Neighbor Day Air Show and Open House is returning for 2022. The date for this year's air show is Saturday May 14, 2022. Gates will open at Noon for the Open House where there will be planes, food, vendors and lots of entertainment for all to enjoy.

May
30
Peachtree City, Georgia

Memorial Day More Info

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Georgia will honor the memory of America’s servicemen and women with an open house on May 30 at its hangar, 1200 Echo Ct., Peachtree City, Ga. The hangar adjoins Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field. The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature tours of the Airbase’s seven operating WWII era aircraft, tours of the maintenance shop and additional tabletop displays and exhibits. “We are a working museum,” said Airbase Leader Joel Perkins. “Our aircraft are maintained and upgraded constantly, and we also offer the chance to see a restored Link Trainer and a PT-17 Stearman biplane trainer in the midst of restoration. “This open... ...
Aug
17
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - Restoration at Airbase Georgia More Info

ONLINE EVENT 7p.m. Central - Join us as we check in with CAF Airbase Georgia members for an update on the many restoration projects happening in Peachtree City, GA. Their current projects include a Stearman, PT-19, and just announced P-47 Thunderbolt. Register at the link below!

Oct
08
Peachtree City, GA

WWII Heritage Days More Info

Celebrate the 1940s and salute the Greatest Generation at Georgia’s oldest and largest World War Two-themed event. Vintage aircraft rides, military vehicles, living history displays and education activities for the entire family. This year we hope to highlight some of the advances in aviation immediately following WWII. World War II Heritage Days is October 8, 2022 at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Georgia Warbird Museum at Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, Peachtree City, Georgia. The hours for the event are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Following the day’s events, please join us for a Forties Victory Dance in the Hangar from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. General admission... ...
Nov
30
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - New movie "Devotion" and the History of the Corsair More Info

Join Warbird Tube host, Steve Buss, as he talks to wing members of Airbase Georgia about the Corsair and what it was like being involved in the filming of the new movie "Devotion" in theatres now. "Devotion" used the CAF's Corsair while filming the inspirational true story of Jesse Brown, the first Black aviator in U.S. Navy history.

Feb
22
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - Airbase Georgia PT-19 Restoration More Info

Online Event Wed. 7 p.m. CT - Join members of CAF Airbase Georgia to discuss the history and restoration of the PT-19.

May
24
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube - P-47 Restoration Update More Info

Online Event Wed. 7 p.m. CT - Join Airbase Georgia members and CAF historian Brad Pilgrim to discuss the history and progress of the P-47 Thunderbolt restoration.

Click the link below to register to watch live!

Jul
19
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube – P-63A Kingcobra Walkaround More Info

Online Event Wed. 7 p.m. CDT - The CAF’s P-63A Kingcobra assigned to Airbase Georgia has a fascinating history that they can’t wait to share. The P-63 was one of the most advanced propeller-driven airplanes of World War II, but it arrived too late to see action with American pilots. In 1945, it became a test plane for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the predecessor of the National Aeronautics Administration (NASA). Learn why this aircraft is named “Miss Betty,” has the word “test” in large yellow letters on its nose, and so much more.

Register to watch live at the link below!

Sep
27
Dallas, TX

CAF Warbird Tube: SBD-5 Dauntless More Info

**ONLINE EVENT** Get a walk-around tour of the CAF's SBD Dauntless *Lady in Blue* based at Airbase Georgia. Douglas Aircraft purchased the SBD contract, and the SBD-1 was first delivered in late 1940. Over 5,000 aircraft were built, and production of the carrier-based scout, dive, and torpedo bomber ceased in July 1944. Despite accusations that the aircraft was underpowered, vulnerable, lacking in range, and exhausting to fly for any length of time, the “Dauntless” helped turn the tide of World War II at the Battle of Midway on June 4, 1942. The SBD was the only U.S. Navy dive bomber to serve from the beginning of World War II until the end. Register to attend:... ...
Oct
07
Oct
08
Peachtree City, GA

Atlanta Airshow More Info

The AirDotShow Tour soars over Peachtree City on October 7-8, 2023! Plan a trip to Atlanta or one of our other world-class destinations to experience the pride, power, and patriotism of an AirDotShow event!

Jun
07
Jun
09
Reading, PA

World War II Weekend More Info

Featuring 80 WIlI Airaft, 1,500 Reenactors, 200 Milliary Vehicles, Entertainers, 2 Big Bands, WWil era Special Guests, 250 Military Flea Market Vendors. Over 20 acres of WWIl Encampments. Mid Atlantic Air Museum

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