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/

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  • 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... ...

    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... ...
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