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Presentation – Charlie Plumb , December 09, 2023

Charlie Plumb Presentation, December 09, 2023

Vietnam vet, fighter pilot, POW.  Now one of the most sought-after achievement speakers of his time, Charlie Plumb’s presentations are as he is: sincere, straightforward, humorous, and tailored to motivate each specific audience he encounters.  On Saturday December 9th the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing at the Camarillo Airport is hosting Charlie for one of his riveting talks.  His insights on how to cope with the difficulties as well as the opportunities in life have a positive impact on those who hear his message, those who read his books, and those who come to know him as a friend.  You need to come listen!

Suggested donation for this event is $15.00 per person although any amount is appreciated.  11AM -2PM at the Museum.

2023-11-24T21:34:20-07:00November 24th, 2023|Featured|

Presentation Video Replay – The Utilities Unsung Heroes

Utilities Presentation, Video Replay


Unsung heroes.  Behind the scenes, unheralded workhorses that played just as pivotal a role in the outcome of World War II as the front-line fighters and bombers.  On Saturday November 4th the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing at the Camarillo Airport hosted an event focused on three of these noteworthy toilers, the Fairchild F-24 Argus, the North American L-17 Navion, and the Alon YO-55 Aircoupe.  The presentation covered notable aspects and history of these aircraft, remarkable in their own right, and their impact on the war effort.  

Enjoy the replay here:


2023-11-24T21:30:14-07:00October 4th, 2023|News|

C-47 Visit Sept 27 to Oct 1

CAFSoCal to hosted the historic aircraft C-47 Skytrain “that’s all, brother” – Thank you for coming out!




Check back soon for pictures and maybe a video!


About the C-47A That’s All, Brother
That’s All, Brother was the C-47A troop carrier aircraft that led the Airborne Invasion on D-Day,
June 6, 1944, carrying 101st Airborne Division paratroopers into France during the D-Day invasion.
The aircraft was named “That’s All, Brother” by the aircrew, who felt it was a fitting message to

Adolf Hitler. Following D-Day, That’s All, Brother” served in Operation Dragoon, Operation Market
Garden, the Relief of Bastogne, and Operation Varsity. After the War, the aircraft was sold as
surplus, and its contribution to history was almost forgotten. In 2015, the Commemorative Air
Force rescued the aircraft from a boneyard, completed a lengthy restoration to get it flying, and
returned it to its World War II configuration. In June 2019, the aircraft returned to England and
France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day (flying over Omaha Beach on June 6, 2019).
The aircraft plans to return to Europe for the 80 th anniversary of D-Day commemorations in June
2024. Visit to purchase flights and for more detailed information.
About the Commemorative Air Force (CAF):
Through more than six decades of collecting and flying World War II aircraft, with a fleet of over
170 World War II airplanes, the CAF has become the world’s largest flying museum. The aircraft are
assigned to unit locations across the U.S. and are maintained and supported by over 19,000
volunteer members. Nearly all CAF aircraft are kept in flying condition, enabling people to
experience firsthand the sights and sounds of vintage military aircraft in flight. The CAF's mission is
to Educate, Inspire, and Honor through flight and living history experiences. To learn more about
the organization, visit

About the CAF Southern California Wing:
The CAF Southern California Wing is a volunteer organization with members from many different
backgrounds. The wing is dedicated to preserving the history of WWII aircraft for generations to
come. This CAF location is assigned 15 authentic military aircraft maintained and operated by
volunteers. In addition to flying aircraft, the wing has a wide-ranging collection of World War II
artifacts displayed in a Hangar Museum. Current museum opening hours are Friday and Saturday,
10 AM to 4 PM, and Sunday, 12 PM to 4 PM. They are closed on Monday through Thursday and
some holidays. The newly expanded wing, at over 55,000 square feet, includes three hangar
complexes to house their museum, flying aircraft, warbird restorations, and gift shop. The museum
also offers venue rentals. The CAF Southern California Wing is located at the Camarillo Airport at
455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010. Their website is, and their phone
number is (805) 482-0064.

2023-10-04T21:09:09-07:00September 13th, 2023|News|

Primary Trainers Presentation, July 22, 2023 Replay

Primary Trainers Presentation, July 22, 2023 – REPLAY


Airpower came into its own as a force of military power in World War II … and proved pivotal. Tens of thousands of young men got their wings and led the charge in what would become an overwhelming force.  How’d the Western Allies do it? On Saturday July 22nd the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing at the Camarillo Airport will conducted a presentation about the Primary Training program and the Primary Trainer Aircraft that helped set the foundation for Victory. Here is the replay of that presentation.

2023-09-09T12:53:33-07:00June 22nd, 2023|News|

US Attack Aviation Presentation, June 17, 2023 – Video Replay

From the Red Baron to Top Gun … 1916 to the Present sea and air stories by Naval Aviators and Air Force Fighter Pilots, and the men who built their airplanes. On Saturday June 17th the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing at the Camarillo Airport hosted PhD and retired USAF Brigadier General RG Head who shared research from his latest book about the differences between Air Force and Navy Light Attack aircraft, pilots, and their unique cultures. Dr. Head’s US Attack Aviation book is available for sale on Amazon. 

Here is the video replay of the presentation.

2023-07-09T15:07:14-07:00May 21st, 2023|News|

Upcoming Airshows 2023

We love seeing all of you at the museum, but we realize that not everyone can travel to Camarillo, California. 


So, come see us at an airshow near you – here is the tentative list as of July 3 (changes and cancellations of air shows can happen, check back frequently): 



Aug 19-20  Wings Over Camarillo, California

Sep 15-17   Reno Air Races, Nevada

Oct 7            Apple Valley, California

Oct 7-8       Salinas, California

Oct 13-15    Santa Maria Airfest, California


2023-07-03T20:58:56-07:00May 2nd, 2023|News|

V-E Day Presentation May 13, 2023 – Video Replay

Thank you to all who came out to see our presentation: V-E Day on May 13, 2023

This May marks the 78th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day, May 8, 1945), celebrating the formal acceptance of Germany’s surrender in World War II.  Little talked about in the German Luftwaffe are the Messerschmidt ME-108 Taifun personnel transport and liaison aircraft and the Fieseler Fi-156 Storch liaison and covert operations aircraft.  

Here is the video replay:


2023-07-09T15:31:41-07:00April 16th, 2023|News|


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