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YAK3 Presentation

Join us for another instalment in the Living History Presentation series.

Hear from our historians, maintenance personnel and pilots about the YAK3 fighter and take your chance to get a closeup view of the cockpit.

Saturday, April 27, 2019
11AM- 2PM
CAF SoCal hangars at the Camarillo airport



2019-04-28T15:50:15-07:00March 31st, 2019|News|

CAFSoCal Presentation: The Utility Aircraft

The Utilities

The unsung hero aircraft of World War Two.

Join us for a presentation showcasing the impact of the utility aircraft in the war effort and their usage after the hostilities.

Focused on our three utility aircraft, the Navion, F24 Forwarder and Aircoupe.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session at the aircraft and an opportunity sit in the cockpit of these aircraft and get a pilot’s eye view of the instrumentation.

Saturday, January 12, 2019
1PM- 3PM
CAF SoCal hangars at the Camarillo airport



2019-01-31T10:33:23-07:00January 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

12 Planes of Christmas P47 Fundraiser

CAF SoCal Wing is honored to have our most recent restoration project included as part of the headquarters’ annual 12 Planes of Christmas fundraiser.

Follow THIS LINK to find out more about the status of the project and pitch-in to get this monumental effort off to a good start.

Help us return this one-of-a-kind aircraft back to it’s original glory.


2019-04-03T22:16:13-07:00December 6th, 2018|News|

Help a Friend in Need

One of our own suffered a complete loss of home and property to the devastating recent California fires.

Help our family take care of one of our own by donating to the Go Fund Me page we’ve setup for him and his family.

Don has been a member at CAFSoCal for many years. Like most of our volunteers, he’s the quiet type who shows up and gets the job done without much fanfare.

You know the type. The kind of guy that makes organizations like ours successful.

So you may not have seen him in the pictures and videos we post, or have heard us mention his name much. And we don’t even have an emotional picture of his property loss to tug at your heart strings (the one on the GoFundMe page is a stock image).

But here’s our chance to say “Thank You” when it really matters.

Please pitch in to the fund raising campaign and help Don and his Family get back on their feet.

Every dollar counts.

Thank you!

2018-11-16T16:27:10-07:00November 16th, 2018|News|

5th Annual Aviation Career Day

The 2018 Aviation Career Day held at the Camarillo Airport and the CAF hangars was a fantastic event.

We were once again thrilled to have the Ventura County Ninety Nines, VC Career Education Center, VC Dept or Airports, CP Aviation and the California Aeronautical University, to name just a few of the participants hold this annual event at our hangars.

High school and middle school students from Ventura County were in attendance to explore the possibilities of a future in the aviation industry. Just look at the joy in our good friend Si Robin in the images below to get a sense of what this event means to us.

We are already looking forward to the 2019 edition of this fun event!

Visit their Facebook page for further information.

2018-11-01T17:50:12-07:00November 1st, 2018|News|

CAFSoCal Presentation: The Bearcat

The Bearcat

The October edition of the Living History Series was one of the best attended presentations since the inception of this program.

This success can be attributed to two facts: the subject matter, the fastest propeller driven fighter of World War Two, and the presentation skills of CAF Col Hertberg and his supporting speakers. CAF Col Fleishman spoke on the history of our own Bearcat, and Cols. Barber and Somes gave engaging accounts of what it’s like to fly this little hellion.

Join us on December 8th for the next installment of the series, the Pacific Conflict.

The video of the presentation linked below is well worth watching:


2018-10-20T17:21:26-07:00October 20th, 2018|News|

PBJ at the Miramar Airshow

The PBJ and crew departed on Friday September 28th to attend the Miramar Airshow in San Diego.

The PBJ Mitchell bomber will be available on the ramp for static display only from September 28th through the 30th.

The public will have an opportunity to tour this one of a kind B-25 and speak with the crew.

With great appreciation to the airshow organizers for including this unique WWII Marine bomber as part of the highly anticipated Miramar Airshow, we look forward to the possibility of performing at the venue in future shows.


2018-09-28T20:57:09-07:00September 28th, 2018|News|


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