To celebrate the happy holiday season, we are offering a 10% off discount in the PX (gift shop) – online orders only, shop now so we can ship quickly!
Use the code: px2021 at checkout to receive your online discount
From all of us at the CAFSoCal, we wish you a very happy holiday season.
To make your holidays more merry we are are offering a 10% discount in the PX (gift shop) – place your orders now so that we can ship quickly! Discount applies to online orders only and you must use the code px2021 at checkout.
Also, the museum will be closed on December 24th, 25th, 31st, and January 1st.
Thank you and we hope you have a safe rest of 2021!
Thank you for coming out to see our Pearl Harbor presentation honoring the heroic actions and pivotal attack that occurred on December 7th, 1941.
On Saturday, December 4th, 2021, we will be presenting the timeline of events of this significant historical battle.
We hosted a talk by Francis Gary Powers Jr., son of famed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers.
After the talk, the author was available for questions and the signing of his latest book;
Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident, and a Controversial Cold War Legacy
By Francis Gary Powers Jr. and Keith Dunnavant
Based on newly available information, the son of famed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers presents the facts and dispels misinformation about the Cold War espionage program that his father was part of and was featured in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies.
Wings Over Camarillo air show was a blast! It was great to see so many enthusiastic people out to see the show – Check out the KTLA Coverage
Memorial Day is a Federal Holiday observed on the last Monday in May. Today we honor and mourn the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties. For the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing this is a special day as it aligns with our mission: To Educate, Inspire, and Honor Through Flight and Living History Experiences.
We are blessed with outstanding volunteers who help run the museum, keep the aircraft in tip-top condition, and execute on our mission. Today, we are happy to post a special edition of our members newsletter named Flight Line, thanks to Dave Flood and Casey de Bree.
May 31, 2021
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place.
And in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard among the guns below.
We are the dead,
Short days ago we lived,
Felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved,
And now…we lie in Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe!
To you, with failing hands,
We throw the torch.
Be yours to hold it high!
If you break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep,
Though poppies grow,
In Flanders Fields.
We have moved our membership tracking and payments online. Now you can manage your membership from you smart phone, laptop, or desktop.
To get started, just renew your 2021 membership by visiting the new page: Renew Your Membership This is located under the JOIN menu tab, on the drop down at the bottom.
Once you are in the system, you will be able to access the Members Only content and update your information quick and easy.
Also this year, we have added the renewal option of auto-renew, so come next year you will be automatically charged and renewed. You will need to choose this renewal option and you can cancel at any time.
Happy Holidays – Wishing you a very happy, healthy, and safe holiday season!
Now that it’s 2021, look for updates for when the museum will open back up to the public.
We are very excited to share the annual 12 Planes Of Christmas fundraiser running through December 31st, 2020.
This year plane #5 is our beloved F8F Bearcat!
Now you can share in the historic preservation of this aircraft by making a donation through this fundraising campaign.
Happy Veteran’s Day – we honor all Veterans today, living and passed on. Unfortunately with the current crisis, the museum is closed until further notice, so please celebrate safely at home.
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