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WWII Begins – SNJ Trainer Presentation

Come join us August 31st, 2019 for our next aircraft presentation: World War II beings – the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II.   

We will highlight the start of the war with the the airplane that started a pilot’s training: The SNJ Texan.  

Weather and maintenance permitting, we’ll also fly our SNJ “290”.  Come out and join us!  11am to 2pm, Saturday, August 31st.

 

 

2019-07-07T16:39:54-07:00July 7th, 2019|News|

Wings Over Camarillo – 2019

Summer is here and that means a fantastic Airshow is coming to Camarillo!  CAF So Cal is always so happy to be a big part of this great and popular airshow.   This year the Wings Over Camarillo Airshow is on August 17th and 18th.  Gates open at 9am and the show starts at noon both days.  You do not want to miss it!

More info can be found at the official website located here:  Wings Over Camarillo 2019

 

To get you warmed up, here are some photos of the 2018 show, which was a blast!

 

2019-07-04T09:20:26-07:00June 10th, 2019|News|

Our Condolences

We would like to express our sincerest condolences to the friends and family of David Vopat, the pilot of the Planes of Fame’  Northrop N9MB ‘Flying Wing’, both recently lost in a crash just outside of Chino, CA. Dave was a pilot and mechanic at Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, CA, and played a major role in the preservation and operation of this one-of-a-kind aircraft.  More detailed information can be found on their website located here: Tribute to David Vopat

The N-9M was a unique national treasure and the fatal crash has left us deeply saddened. Our thoughts are with the pilot’s family, our Planes of Fame friends and the warbird community at large, all of whom are deeply effected by the sorrow of this loss.

We realize that an unfortunate event like this will raise the question of risk vs. reward, so we are including here a recent post from our social media outlets by one of our own volunteers:

“Why do we do this? Why take on the risks of operating vintage aircraft, sometimes paying that ultimate cost?

Far from being adrenaline junkies pushing the latest energy drink, in our opinion, we do this to follow our passions and seek a connection with the brave men and women of an important part of our collective history. To not do so, would condemn these aircraft to becoming dusty, soulless relics in museums and within pages of history books, soon to be forgotten along with what they stood for and the price that was paid by a generation of people to preserve our freedoms.

It offers little comfort to the larger surviving family of this tragedy, but thank you for doing what you do, may we take some solace from the thought that to follow one’s passions in life is a blessing few can boast. We’ll miss the N9MB and even more, our friend who has traded one set of wings for another.”

2019-04-28T15:48:05-07:00April 28th, 2019|News|

Modelfest 2019 – Another Success

This past Sunday February 24th the Modelfest was again held at the Commemorative Air Force, Southern California Wing’s Museum  (455 Aviation Drive Camarillo, CA 91010).  This annual event  is a Model Contest and Swap Meet.  There are 43 different categories, 8 of which will be in the junior category.  

If you missed out this year, just make plans now for next year.  Plans are already in the works for Modelfest 2020 in February 2020. 

As always, this event is sponsored by Ventura Hobbies and the Commemorative Air Force.

For more information call Vern Morseman @ 805-658-8138 or view the website at VenturaHobbies.com

2019-04-28T15:52:16-07:00February 9th, 2019|News|

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


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