CAF Airbase Georgia to Recognize Memorial Day with Hangar Open House May 30
PEACHTREE CITY, GA, May 18, 2022 – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Georgia will honor the memory of America’s servicemen and women with an open house on May 30 at its hangar, 1200 Echo Ct., Peachtree City, Ga. The hangar adjoins Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field. The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and feature tours of the Airbase’s seven operating WWII era aircraft, tours of the maintenance shop and additional tabletop displays and exhibits.
“We are a working museum,” said Airbase Leader Joel Perkins. “Our aircraft are maintained and upgraded constantly, and we also offer the chance to see a restored Link Trainer and a PT-17 Stearman biplane trainer in the midst of restoration.
“This open house is our way of honoring all men and women who have been lost in service to our country, including those of “The Greatest Generation” who gave all to help win WWII,” Perkins said.
About the CAF Airbase Georgia Warbird Museum
CAF Airbase Georgia, based in Peachtree City, Ga., was founded in 1987. The Airbase is one of the largest units of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). The group maintains and flies seven vintage military aircraft including a P-51 Mustang, an FG-1D Corsair, an SBD Dauntless, and a P-63A Kingcobra. The Airbase, which is composed of more than 400 volunteers, has hosted WWII Heritage Days since 2003. The organization is also a founding partner of the Georgia WWII Heritage Trail launched in 2021. The Airbase is part of the CAF, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that relies on contributions of time and funds to carry out its mission. For more information, go to https://airbasegeorgia.org/.
About the CAF
The Commemorative Air Force is the world’s largest flying museum, with a fleet of more than 180 World War II-era airplanes assigned to unit locations across the United States. Nearly all of the aircraft are kept in flying condition, enabling people to experience firsthand the sights and sounds of vintage military aircraft in flight. Supported by 12,000 volunteer members, the CAF is dedicated to honoring American military aviation through flight, exhibition, education and remembrance.