Capital Wing Culpeper, VA

Address:
Culpepper Regional Airport
12499 Beverly Ford Way
Culpeper, VA 22714

Contact number:
(540) 402-1818

Website:
http://www.capitalwing.org/

TBM-3 Avenger Doris Mae More Doris Mae Info

Our TBM-3E Avenger is a Grumman designed (TBF) aircraft built under license by GM in New Jersey in 1945. Assigned initially to the US Marine Corps, we know that this aircraft served as a replacement aircraft in several USMC training units in California from 1945 to 1948 and then was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy in 1952.

The Avenger was bought by the CAF Stars & Stripes Wing in 2001 for $64,000 and flown to Frederick, MD for restoration to the TBM-3E WWII configuration.

BT-13A More Info

Our aircraft was manufactured at the Downey, CA plant and was delivered to the USAAC in November 1942 where it was used in basic pilot training at Shaw Field, SC. After the war it was transferred to the Civil Air Patrol in California. They modified the engine by replacing the standard BT-13 Pratt & Whitney R-985 with the 600 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1340. The cowling was also modified to cover the bigger engine. The Civil Air Patrol used the BT-13 to patrol the west coast until the late 60’s. In 1970, the BT-13 was purchased by Frederick Walker, Sr. Frederick Walker had flown B-17’s in World War II and then spent the rest of his career flying missions for the CIA. He served in the Viet... ...

L-5 Sentinel Gayle Ann More Gayle Ann Info

Our L-5, the "Gayle Ann", represents one of the most decorated L-5's flown by the 25th Liaison Squadron, 13th Air Force, supporting the Allied WWII drive from Australia through New Guinea back to the Philippines.The crew, consisting of pilot, SSGT Jerry Felter, and forward air controller, Capt. Leo Kellett, made up what was considered to be the finest FAC Team in 13th Air Force. In fact, the records show that this crew was involved in the birth of the airborne FAC concept, proving the value of directing air strikes on enemy ground positions from an airborne perspective. The aircraft cowling shows completion of 15 FAC missions as well as a Japanese boat silhouette for the sinking of that... ...

UC-61 Forwarder Miss Cherrie II More Miss Cherrie II Info

This Fairchild F24R/UC-61 was built in 1946 in Hagerstown, Maryland. It has that 1930s "art deco" look because it was designed in that decade. It sports "gull" type wings, roll down windows and a simulated wood grained instrument panel. This is one classy lady of the skies!

We are one of the largest and fastest growing units in the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) in the Mid-Atlantic region, and we invite you to explore our website. We are always looking for new members who enjoy working around or flying World War II aircraft. Our 80+ members are actively involved in maintaining and flying 3 Squadron (TBM-3E, BT-13, & L-5) and 9 Member-owned aircraft. Please let us know if you would like more information, and we invite you to join us during our next Open Hangar event (2nd Saturday of every month) at the Culpeper Regional Airport. The Capital Wing is part of a national 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization. There are many ways you can be a part of our mission!

Apr
13
Culpeper, VA

Capital Wing Homecoming More Info

Reconnect with history! If you haven’t been out to the CAF Capital Wing hangar in a while, this is your chance to reunite with old friends and old airplanes, meet new members, eat lunch and see our new engine! Come for the camaraderie and maybe even take an airplane ride. It’s FUN for the whole family!

Activities for kids available all day. Airplane rides offered for donation.

For more info call (540) 402-1818 or message us on Facebook. @CAFCAPWING

Jun
07
Jun
09
Reading, PA

World War II Weekend More Info

Are you looking for a weekend jam-packed with WWII Veterans, Warbirds, and re-enactors?

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Capital Wing will return to the "A Gathering of Warbirds" - 29th Annual World War II Weekend with our TBM 'Avenger' "Doris Mae," June 7-9, 2019!

For the full schedule, airshow roster, and happenings of this three-day show visit http://www.maam.org/maamwwii.html.

Aug
15
Culpeper, VA

Culpeper Wings and Wheels 2020 More Info

Date and Time: Aug 15 at 10 AM – Aug 16 at 5 PM EDT Two shows in one great event! NOTE THE DATE CHANGE TO AUG 29 FOR THE CAR SHOW WITH THE WINGS EVENT BOTH AUG 29-30! Antiques, hot rods, exotics, imports, and moderns, this is an open event for ALL petrol-heads to come out and show off their cars while World War II aircraft fly overhead. Prizes will be awarded in 10 different categories! Entry is free to the public; car show entries are available for $25 presale or $30 day-of-event. Additionally, there is a unique opportunity to have your car photographed with the WWII TBM Avenger "Doris Mae" for $40 and spots are limited. Car check-in will begin at 9 a.m. with gates opening at... ...
Jul
11
Culpeper, VA

Warbird Showcase!- Culpepper Regional Airport More Info

As Virginia begins to re-open for business, so will your Capital Wing. We're planning to kick-off the 2020 "airshow" season with our own Warbird Showcase on Saturday July 11 and Saturday August 15. Both events will be at our hangar, Culpeper Regional Airport KCJR, and be open to the public, subject to whatever COVID restrictions may be in place at that time. So Save the Dates! Our Warbird Showcase will need your help to make these events a success. Volunteer to setup and manage all the attractions we'll be offering. We'll be providing additional details on the events as we get closer to the dates. - PX - STEM activities - 50 cal machine gun turret (new) - Museum tours - TBM Wing... ...
Jul
11
Culpeper, VA

Capital Wing Warbird Showcase More Info

This is a unique opportunity to fly in these historical WWII airplanes. Choose from five (yes, five) different aircraft; you’re sure to find a flying experience you’ll never forget! There are also static displays available, living history re-enactors, activities for kids available all day. Custom dog tags available for purchase. Reserve your ride today at the ticket link below.

Aug
11
Culpeper, VA

Culpeper Wings and Wheels 2020 More Info

Date and Times: Aug 15 at 10 AM – Aug 16 at 5 PM EDT-Two shows in one great event! Antiques, hot rods, exotics, imports, and moderns, this is an open event for ALL petrol-heads to come out and show off their cars while World War II aircraft fly overhead. Prizes will be awarded in 10 different categories! Entry is free to the public; car show entries are available for $25 presale or $30 day-of-event. Additionally, there is a unique opportunity to have your car photographed with the WWII TBM Avenger "Doris Mae" for $40 and spots are limited. Car check-in will begin at 9 a.m. with gates opening at 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Judging will begin at 2 p.m. and winners announced at 3 p.m. with the... ...
Aug
22
Richmond/Ashland, VA

Warbird Showcase Tour More Info

August 22, 2020 at 10 AM – 4 PM EDT-Warbird Rides available! The thrill of a lifetime … Check it off your bucket list Have you ever dreamed of taking flight in a WWII Warbird? Well, here's your chance. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly in these warbirds is coming to the HanoverCounty Municipal Airport Aug. 22, 2020. Choose from three different aircraft - the TBM Avenger, L-5 Sentinel, or open-cockpit Stearman N2S-4. You’re sure to find a flying experience you’ll never forget! There will also static displays, living history re-enactors, and activities for kids available all day. Custom dog tags and aviation memorabilia also available for purchase. *All purchases are... ...
Sep
21
Sep
25
Warrenton, VA

Arsenal of Democracy -WARBIRD RIDES-Once in a Lifetime Opportunity More Info

Monday-Wednesday Sept 21-23 flights are in the morning before 12 Noon Thursday and Friday Sept 24 and 25 flights are in the afternoon, after 2 PM (Times for the Stearman rides week of September 21 are flexible and may change) Warbird rides Once in a Lifetime Opportunity. (This is probably never going to be repeated.) Dozens of WWII fighters and bombers will participate in the Arsenal of Democracy flyover of the nation’s capital on Friday, Sept 26, celebrating the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Many of these vintage aircraft will be based at an airport that will resemble a WWII airfield for the week starting on Sept 21. Here’s what things looked like at one part of the field in... ...
Sep
12
Hagerstown, MD

Open Airplane Afternoon, Cruise In & Fly In 2020 More Info

Open Airplane Afternoon, Cruise In & Fly In 2020 (This event is in place of the annual Wings & Wheels Expo at the airport terminal which will return in 2021) Saturday, September 12 11am to 4pm WWII TBM Avenger “Doris May” and Stinson L-5 will be attending from the Capitol Wing of the CAF. Rides will be available in both aircraft. Click on this link for tickets: [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1641hNaiW8UpuP8acvHPSJ9vvg8wM4UUDfZXpUdn7-3N-LQ/formResponse](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1641hNaiW8UpuP8acvHPSJ9vvg8wM4UUDfZXpUdn7-3N-LQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2QB8KA8_y6RMEqo4AkU0YlEQM4IDdJkkjVynjWCIo2FOFChGILZGRapPA) Bring the family to the museum’s Open Airplane... ...
Oct
10
Charlottesville, VA

Capital Wing Warbird Showcase -Charlottesville More Info

Have you ever dreamed of taking flight in a WWII Warbird? Well, here's your chance. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly in these warbirds is coming to the Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport October 10, 2020. Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 9 AM CDT – 3 PM CDT-Choose from two different aircraft - the TBM Avenger or L-5 Sentinel. You’re sure to find a flying experience you’ll never forget! There will also static displays, Custom dog tags and aviation memorabilia also available for purchase. All purchases are tax-deductible

Jul
09
Jul
10
Richmond/Ashland, VA

Warbird Showcase - Richmond, Virginia More Info

The Capital Wing has partnered with the Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation to bring a warbird showcase to Richmond, Virginia. The warbirds event is July 9 -10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hanover County Municipal Airport on 9500 Sliding Hill Rd in Ashland. There are no parking or entrance fees.

Warbirds scheduled to appear are a TBM Avenger torpedo bomber, the B-25 Panchito, Stinson L-5 Sentinel, Boeing PT-17 Stearman bi-plane, the world’s only flying Fuji LM-1, and a Christian Eagle sport bi-plane. There will also be 1930s-era Ford Model A cars on display and a B-26 machine gun turret.

Click the link below to purchase a warbird ride starting at $50!

Apr
10
Jul
03
Georgetown, DE

The Capital Wing of the Commemorative Air Force-2021 Warbird Showcase Tour in the Mid-Atlantic region More Info

The Capital Wing of the Commemorative Air Force this week announced its 2021 Warbird Showcase Tour in the Mid-Atlantic region with an additional vintage bomber and warbird flight adventures available in four different aircraft with more flight options. Warbird Showcase Tour stops already scheduled include Culpeper, Warrenton, Richmond and Fredericksburg, Va., Hagerstown, Md., and Georgetown. Other locations in the Mid-Atlantic are anticipated to be added later. The first tour stop will be at Culpeper (Va.) Regional Airport on Saturday, April 10. The Georgetown date is Oct. 2. Warbird flights are available on all vintage WWII aircraft, starting at $99. Advance tickets for all Flight... ...
May
22
May
23
Warrenton, VA

CAF Capital Wing-Warbird Showcase More Info

Warbird Showcase May 22 & 23 10AM - 4PM Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Warbird Rides available (Use Link above to buy in advance) Static Warbird displays BBQ lunch available for nominal charge FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING

Jun
19
Jun
20
Frederick, MD

Capital Wing - Father's Day Weekend Special More Info

Saturday and Sunday, June 19 and 20. Warbird Rides will be available in all three of our WWII aircraft. Book 2 rides (Father and someone else) and get 2 Pilot Packages for Free! Looking for something super extraordinary to do this Father's Day? How about coming out to Frederick Municipal Airport and give 'ol Dad a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly in the WWII warbirds of the CAF Capital Wing! To find out more about our Warbird rides, please visit https://www.capitalwingwarbirdrides.org/ Choose from three different aircraft - the TBM Avenger "Doris Mae," L-5 Sentinel "Gayle Ann," or the open-cockpit Stearman N2S-4. It will be a flying adventure he's not soon to forget! Our "PX"... ...
Jul
03
Jul
04
Culpeper, VA

Capital Wing - July 4th Weekend! More Info

July 4th weekend Warbird Showcase at CAF Capital Wing home hangar in Culpeper, Virginia on July 3 - 4 at Culpeper Regional Airport. Featuring warbird rides in the iconic North American B-25 twin-engine twin-tail bomber *Panchito*. Warbird Rides in the Stinson L-5, PT-17 Stearman, and TBM Avenger. Static displays of vintage aircraft including a Fairchild F24/UC-61. World War II reenactors in uniform at their encampment. Flight times may sell out quickly. To book your ride in advance and be certain you will fly (weather permitting of course) point your browser to our bookings website: [https://www.capitalwingwarbirdrides.org/](https://www.capitalwingwarbirdrides.org/) Any unsold... ...
Jul
16
Jul
17
Warrenton, VA

Warbird Showcase More Info

Warbird Showcase sponsored by the Capital Wing of the CAF.

Free parking and admission.

Four World War II warbirds will be available for rides. You can book rides at the link below on the TBM Avenger, Fairchild UC-61, or one of the two PT-17 Stearman.

Other attractions include:

  • Tours of the Fuji LM-1 (only one in the world), Piper Cub J-3, and Hatz bi-plane

  • Learn to Fly! Flight instructors on the ramp

  • TBM Avenger "Wing Walk," B-26 machine-gun Turret

  • Experimental Aircraft Association food truck on site

Click the link below for more information or to book warbird rides!

Aug
13
Culpeper, VA

Capital Wing Bikes, Wings & Wheels Show More Info

The Capital Wing presents their 3rd annual Bikes, Wings & Wheels Show. This event is free to the public!

Activities include:

  • Live Music

  • Food Trucks

  • Static Aircraft Displays

  • TBM Avenger Wing Walk

  • World War II re-enactors

  • Pin-up Models

  • Warbird Rides

and more!

For more information and for presale bike and car entry, click the link below.

Sep
24
Leesburg, VA

Leesburg Airshow More Info

The 2022 Leesburg Airshow flies back into the Leesburg Executive Airport, VA on Saturday, September 24, with a FREE Airshow. Warbirds, Parachute Demonstrations, and world-class civilian aerobatics along with great static displays for everyone to enjoy.

The TBM Avenger "Doris Mae" and Coast Guard UC-61 Fairchild will be at the event entertaining riders. The CAF Capital Wing PX will also be at the show for all of your CAF and WWII hats, t-shirts, dog tags, and swag needs.

Click the link below to purchase your ride.

Apr
29
Culpeper, VA

Capital Wing Open Hangar Day More Info

The CAF Capital Wing Warbirds are coming to an airport near you! Come out and see authentic World War II aircraft up close and book your flight at the link below!

May
13
Richmond/Ashland, VA

Capital Wing Warbird Tour More Info

The CAF Capital Wing Warbirds are coming to an airport near you! Come out and see authentic World War II aircraft up close and book your flight at the link below!

Jun
02
Jun
04
Reading, PA

Capital Wing Warbird Tour More Info

The CAF Capital Wing Warbirds are coming to an airport near you! Come out and see authentic World War II aircraft up close and book your flight at the link below!

Jun
17
Jun
18
Latrobe, PA

Capital Wing Warbird Tour More Info

The CAF Capital Wing Warbirds are coming to an airport near you! Come out and see authentic World War II aircraft up close and book your flight at the link below!

The TBM Avenger will fly the "Flight of the Flags" in the Westmoreland Airshow at this tour stop.

Jun
24
Jun
25
Lancaster, PA

Capital Wing Warbird Tour More Info

The CAF Capital Wing Warbirds are coming to an airport near you! Come out and see authentic World War II aircraft up close and book your flight at the link below!

Jul
01
Martinsburg, WV

Capital Wing Warbird Tour More Info

The CAF Capital Wing Warbirds are coming to an airport near you! Come out and see authentic World War II aircraft up close and book your flight at the link below!

Jul
04
Culpeper, VA

CAF Capital Wing July 4th Flyover More Info

Join the Capital Wing Warbirds for a 4th of July Flyover.

Jul
08
Jul
09
Richmond/Ashland, VA

Capital Wing Warbird Tour More Info

The CAF Capital Wing Warbirds are coming to an airport near you! Come out and see authentic World War II aircraft up close and book your flight at the link below!

Jul
15
Jul
16
Warrenton, VA

Capital Wing Warbird Tour More Info

The CAF Capital Wing Warbirds are coming to an airport near you! Come out and see authentic World War II aircraft up close and book your flight at the link below!

Aug
05
Aug
06
Stafford, VA

Capital Wing Warbird Tour More Info

The CAF Capital Wing Warbirds are coming to an airport near you! Come out and see authentic World War II aircraft up close and book your flight at the link below!

Aug
12
Aug
13
Culpeper, VA

Capital Wing Warbird Showcase and Car Show More Info

The CAF Capital Wing Warbirds are coming to an airport near you! Come out and see authentic World War II aircraft up close and book your flight at the link below!

Aug
19
Martinsburg, WV

Capital Wing Warbird Tour More Info

The CAF Capital Wing Warbirds are coming to an airport near you! Come out and see authentic World War II aircraft up close and book your flight at the link below!

Aug
26
Aug
27
Martinsburg, WV

Capital Wing Warbird Tour More Info

The CAF Capital Wing Warbirds are coming to an airport near you! Come out and see authentic World War II aircraft up close and book your flight at the link below!

Sep
09
Hagerstown, MD

Hagerstown Wings and Wheels More Info

The CAF Capital Wing Warbirds are coming to an airport near you! Come out and see authentic World War II aircraft up close and book your flight at the link below!

Sep
16
Washington, DC

Capital Wing Warbird Tour More Info

The CAF Capital Wing Warbirds are coming to an airport near you! Come out and see authentic World War II aircraft up close and book your flight at the link below!

Sep
30
Leesburg, VA

Capital Wing Warbird Tour More Info

The CAF Capital Wing Warbirds are coming to an airport near you! Come out and see authentic World War II aircraft up close and book your flight at the link below!

Apr
20
Apr
21
Culpeper, VA

WWII Warbirds at Culpeper, VA More Info

Jun
28
Sep
28
Leesburg, VA

Leesburg Airshow More Info

File your Flight Plan for Saturday, September 28, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Leesburg Executive Airport.

Oct
12
Culpeper, VA

Culpeper Airfest, VA More Info

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