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Holiday Hours 2022

Happy Holidays!  Holiday Hours! 

From all of us at the CAFSoCal, we wish you a very happy holiday season.

Holiday hours: 

  • Open Friday after Thanksgiving, and that weekend normal hours.
  • Closed on Saturday December 24th and Sunday December 25th.
  • Closed on Sunday January 1st, 2023.

 

Thank you and we hope you have a safe rest of 2022!

2022-11-17T21:24:58-07:00November 17th, 2022|Featured, 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.

2022-11-17T21:23:49-07:00October 30th, 2022|Featured, News|

Mass Production – Our Next Presentation, Dec 10

Come visit us for our next presentation in the series:  Mass Production – Toaster to Ammo Box on December 10, 2022 at 11am to 2pm.

Museum opens at 10am – suggested donation is $10 per person – thank you for your support!

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.

 

2022-11-06T08:14:31-07:00September 22nd, 2022|Featured, 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,
2022

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|

Our Presentation Schedule for 2022

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 2022 so you can plan ahead:

 

  • June 4th – 11 am:  F6F Hellcat
  • August 6th – 11 am: VJ Day 77th anniversary featuring our B-25 PBJ Bomber 
  • September 10th – 11 am:  Battle of Britain 82th anniversary featuring our Spitfire
  • December 10th – 11 am:  Mass production during WWII
2022-11-06T08:11:01-07:00May 8th, 2022|News|

Upcoming Airshows 2022

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 August 15 (changes and cancellations of air shows can happen, check back frequently): 

 

 

Aug 20-21  Wings Over Camarillo, California  https://wingsovercamarillo.com/

Sep 23-25   MCAS Miramar, California  https://www.miramarairshow.com/

Oct 1            Sedona, Arizona  https://sedonaairport.org/

Oct 1-2        Minden, Nevada  https://www.aviationroundup.com/

Oct 1-2        Capital Airshow, California  https://californiacapitalairshow.com/

Oct 15-16    Santa Maria Airfest, California  https://www.airshowcenter.com/

Nov 4-6      Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada  https://www.airforce.com/

Nov 11        Wings Over Dallas, Texas  https://wingsoverdallas.org/

2022-08-17T09:18:34-07:00April 23rd, 2022|News|

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