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Upcoming Airshows 2024

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 December 2023 (changes and cancellations of air shows can happen, check back frequently): 



Feb 17-18  Buckeye, Arizona  

Mar 7-10  Yuma, California

Mar 7-10    El Centro, California 

Mar 14-17    Travis AFB, California

Jun 1-2    Holloman AFB,  New Mexico

Jun 20-21  Thunder Over Michigan

Jul 22-28  EAA Air Venture, Oshkosh

Aug 17-18   Camarillo, California

Oct 5-6  Minden, Nevada

Oct 14-15  Santa Maria, California

2023-12-10T20:16:08-07:00December 11th, 2023|Featured|

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|

Into Flight Once More – Presentation Video Replay

Thank you all for coming out to our first Presentation for 2023!  

Into Flight Once More: Epic D-Day 75th Anniversary Journey to Normandy

Replay Video Below

The film INTO FLIGHT ONCE MORE brings the history of June 6, 1944 to the present to life through the lens of the C-47 D-Day Squadron and their epic re-creation journey across the North Atlantic to Normandy for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.  On Saturday March 4th the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing at the Camarillo Airport will host a viewing of this inspirational film, which is narrated by Hollywood star and military supporter Gary Sinise.  



2023-04-16T13:35:09-07:00February 4th, 2023|News|

Our Presentation Schedule for 2024

Part of our mission is to educate, and we love doing just that with our presentation series.   These 1-2 hour events happen every so often at the museum and are really worth trying to make it in person.  

Here is the list for 2024 so you can plan ahead:


  • February 24th – 11 am:  Vietnam Stories with Dan Petkunas
  • April 13 – 11am: First Flight 85th A6M3 Zero
  • May 11th – 11 am:  Daddy’s Home with George Retelas
  • June 8th – 11 am:  D-Day 80th Anniversary PBJ
  • July 6th – 11am: Oli Payne Squadron Leader RAF
  • September 14th – 11 am:  Surf When You Can with Brett Crozier Captain USN
  • October 26th – 11 am:  Leyte Gulf 80th Anniversary F6F Hellcat 
  • November 9th – 11am: Shot Down with Steve Snyder
2023-11-29T08:17:40-07:00November 20th, 2023|News|

Veteran’s Day 2022

Happy Veteran’s Day – we honor all Veterans, living and passed on.   We are open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – come out and visit us! 

To help keep you occupied, here is some history about Veteran’s Day (courtesy of History.com):  

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. 

 For more great information, please visit: www.history.com

2022-11-17T20:41:40-07:00November 10th, 2022|News|

Spitfire Presentation – Replay

Spitfire Mk XIV Presentation September
10, 2022 – Thank you for joining us!  Here is a replay of that presentation:

The performance beast! That’s what seasoned Spitfire pilots called the
Griffon-powered Mk XIV. With a top speed 100 miles per hour faster than
earlier Marks and sporting 50 caliber and 20-millimeter guns the Mk XIV
kept the Spitfire at the forefront of World War II fighter performance and
lethality. On Saturday September 10th the Commemorative Air Force
Southern California Wing at the Camarillo Airport will commemorate the
82nd anniversary of the Battle of Britain with a presentation on the
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIV. Weather, operations, and maintenance
permitting CAF SoCal will also fly their Mk XIV for you.

2022-12-11T07:45:27-07:00October 30th, 2022|News|

Mass Production Presentation, Replay Video

THANK YOU form coming out to visit us for our last presentation of 2022:  Mass Production – Toaster to Ammo Box held on December 10, 2022.

The Commemorative Air Force is an all-volunteer run museum where you can experience living history.  Our mission is to Educate, Inspire, and Honor through Flight and Living History Experiences.

During World War II, American manufacturers produced massive amounts of supplies for the U.S. military and U.S. allies. The Lionel toy train company started producing items for warships. Ford Motor Company produced B-24 bombers. Packard built Merlin engines. On Saturday November 12th the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing at the Camarillo Airport will conduct a presentation on American mass production in support of the war effort.  Weather, operations, and maintenance permitting CAF SoCal will also fly one of their warbirds for you.


2023-02-27T21:44:02-07:00September 22nd, 2022|News|

PBJ Presentation Aug 6, 2022

Thank you all who came out to learn about our bomber and support the Commemorative Air Force!


PBJ Mitchell Presentation August 6,

The Tree Top Terror! That’s what Japanese ground forces called Marine
Corps PBJ and Army Air Force B-25 medium bombers as they rampaged at
very low altitudes across the Southwest Pacific from 1943 onward. Given
the leeway by accommodating leadership to test and evaluate different
tactics and armament configurations in the field, that’s just what they
did. Come experience living history as CAF SoCal conducts a presentation
on the varying tactics and armament used by PBJ units as they constantly
adjusted to operational needs and enemy counter-tactics. We’ll also open
our magnificent PBJ-1J, which took 23 years to restore to flying condition,
so you can tour the inside of the aircraft.

2022-09-19T17:23:37-07:00June 19th, 2022|News|


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