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ManO’War Rides in Truckee/Tahoe

We will be participating in the Truckee/Tahoe Airshow the weekend of July 14th.

The Mustang will be available for rides starting on Friday July 13th and after the show for the weekend.

Head over to our rides page and book your flight.

Time slots are limited, so don’t delay or you might miss the opportunity to experience this iconic warbird over the beautiful scenery of the Sierras.

2018-06-26T13:36:22-07:00June 26th, 2018|News|

Father’s Day Warbird Rides

Give Dad a treat he won’t soon forget!

This Fathers Day Weekend, Saturday June 16th and Sunday 17th, we have added additional flight times in the PT19, AT6 Texan/SNJ as well as the P51 Mustang for rides at the CAFSoCal museum.

 

Book your ride soon as seats are limited 

Head over to our rides page and book dad the experience of a lifetime. Slots are available for each aircraft between 10AM-3PM on Saturday and 12PM-4PM on Sunday. Please note that the ride times are on a first-booked basis and go fast.
You may also call the museum front desk at 805-482-0064 to book your flight and have your questions answered.

New this year, we’re excited to offer our Ace Maker flight package – experience the full range of WWII vintage flying adventure from the open cockpit primary trainer, to the spirited advanced trainer and the premier frontline fighter – all in one day – all in one place. This is a new program created based on feedback from previous ride program participants and offered at a discount over booking each ride separately – due to its novelty and custom features, you must call the front desk to make arrangements for the Ace Maker package. Make dad feel like an Ace! there will be no other better gift.

 

 

2018-06-10T15:32:22-07:00June 9th, 2018|News|

Memorial Day at CAF SoCal

In cooperation with the Sabot Group, we had the privilege to give warbird rides to more than two dozen local veterans on Saturday.

With a large number of members in attendance for the event, we took the opportunity (ie ambushed) to get a quick comment on what Memorial Day means to our members.

Here’s a video compilation of about 40 interviews. It runs the gamut from routine, to heartfelt to humorous. 


 

The museum will be open on
Memorial Day, Monday May 28th.

 We will be open from 10 am to 4 pm.  You will be able to see up close and personal some of the aircraft flown by our servicemen and women in WWII who helped preserve our Freedom.

Who knows, you may even get to see one of our aircraft fly.

Come join us on this solemn day which honors our veterans who have died while serving in the U.S. Military.

2018-05-26T23:45:11-07:00May 18th, 2018|News|

Member Gone West

Today we say goodbye to our dear friend Lloyd McAfee.
A long time, beloved member of our wing, Lloyd was active to the very end.
If there was something he saw that needed doing, from welding some rogue piece or watering the plants out front, he would get it done!
Fair Winds and Blue Skies our friend.

2018-05-13T10:24:13-07:00May 12th, 2018|News|

2018 Beale Airshow report

Beale Air Force base held their first airshow in seven years and CAFSoCal was part of the demonstration teams with the PBJ, Hellcat and YAK3.

Our warbirds stood out in stark contrast to the cutting edge demonstrations by the F-22 Raptor team and the U2 aircraft and were really appreciated by the crowd as well as the Air Force personnel. 

Below are a few pictures from the airshow and some of the transit flights.


Some videos

 

2018-05-08T00:05:06-07:00May 7th, 2018|News|

The Trainers

The Trainers presentation video is posted below.

The presentation was one of our best attended in the series.  

Don’t miss the next one:

Living History Presentation:
Pacific Air War
June 9, 2018
11AM-2PM
CAF SoCal Hangars at Camarillo Airport



 


On Saturday April 14th, CAF SoCal  hosted an event focused on the PT-19 Cornell and including several other pivotal military trainers from the WWII era. We had a group of our pilots talk about their training experiences in the PT-17 Stearman, the PT-19 Cornell, and the AT-6/SNJ Texan and our unit Historian, Ron Fleishmann, outlined the history of CAF SoCal’s Fairchild PT-19 Cornell.

2018-04-15T15:14:21-07:00April 15th, 2018|News|

2018 March Airshow

We had a very successful airshow at March AFB,  April 7-8 . This mission was a “maximum effort” with almost all of our aircraft participating in the event. 

With the tragic events that led to the loss of the performance by the Thunderbirds, our fighters stepped in and were the stars of the show.

It turned out to be a great show with a lot of fun thrown in for all the participants, as these selected few images by John Cutright well illustrate.

2018-04-15T13:28:15-07:00April 15th, 2018|News|

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