Visitors to the museum may have noticed that our beautiful Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero is absent from the CAF hangars.
The aircraft has been grounded at Minter airport near Bakersfield since September after a rough engine report which has turned into a need for an engine overhaul. This is the result of normal wear and tear on the engine – but there’s never a good time for it.

We hope to have it back home as soon as possible but it may be months.

You can help bring the old bird home and back into flying condition by contributing a few dollars to our Mitsubishi Zero maintenance fund.

Every contribution gets us closer to funding the needed repairs and is much appreciated. Banzai!