HOW TO JOIN THE CAF:
You can become a part of history by joining us in the Commemorative Air Force – Southern California Wing! You don’t need pilot’s wings, military service, or mechanical ability to join and take part in this important historical service organization. All you need is a love for these magnificent aircraft and what they meant for millions of people during World War II. They meant FREEDOM!
There are currently over 10,950 men and women members of The CAF – in 30 nations, including units in France, England, Australia, Switzerland, and New Zealand.
The only requirement for membership in The CAF is a sincere interest in the preservation of WWII aircraft and a minimum age of 18. There is also a Cadet Program for young men and women aged 13 through 23.
The annual dues are:
Annual Dues – Colonel (CAF)……….$200.00
Annual Dues – Ghost Squadron Associate Member…$55.00
Annual Dues (So.Cal.Wing).. $50.00
Cadet Annual Dues…………. $45.00
Your first step is to sign up and become a CAF National Member. When you join, you become a Colonel in The CAF and receive the monthly CAF color magazine “Dispatch”. Your next step is to join as a member of the CAF Southern California Wing. You are then entitled to participate fully in the restoration work and all other activities of the Wing. You will also receive the Wing’s newsletter, “Flight Line”.
You also become a part of a cadre of men and women who think, as you do, that, in the words of Winston Churchill, “Never in the history of human conflict have so many owed so much to so few” (speaking, of course, of the brave pilots of the RAF who were primarily instrumental in turning back the German Luftwaffe in the famous Battle of Britain). You will find a tremendous amount of pride in what we do. It can’t help but rub off.
You may join by:
(1) NATIONAL CAF
Click on the CAF Website address below.
Follow directions on the page to fill in the form and submit your application and payment via credit card number.
(2) Southern California Wing
Just download and fill out the CAF SoCal Wing Membership Application
Send it along with a check for $50.00 to: Personnel Officer
- Commemorative Air Force
- Southern California Wing
- 455 Aviation Drive
- Camarillo, CA 93010
- ATTN: Personnel Officer
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call (805) 482-0064.
Come on down! We’d love to have you join us!
To reach our personnel officer:
FEES AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CAF ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE
According to the U.S. Treasury Department as described in Section 501 (c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code:
“Charitable contributions made to the Commemorative Air Force by donors as provided in Section 170 of the Code. Bequests, legacies, devices, transfers or gifts to or for use by the Commemorative Air Force are deductible for federal estate and gift tax purposes under the provisions of Sections 2055, 2106 and 2522 of the Tax Code.”
This means that your membership fee and any other donations you might make to The CAF are deductible from your federal income tax.