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Warmer weather is bringing a unique fleet of World War II-era warbirds out of the hangar for a busy 2024 Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Georgia season of airshows and events. The aircraft will be on display and will provide aerial performances at more than a dozen airports in Georgia and across the United States between March and November. This year’s campaign is dedicated to the 80th Anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy that helped turn the tide of World War II in Europe.

The hangar of the CAF Airbase Georgia in Peachtree City, GA. Photo by Tony Granata

 

 

 

 


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The season opened with the New Orleans Air Show at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Belle Chase, La., the weekend of March 22-24.

Following are the scheduled events this summer for CAF Airbase Georgia:

  • April 6: Hops and Props at the Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field, hosted by the Peachtree City Convention and Visitors Bureau, Peachtree City, Ga.
  • April 6-7: Beyond the Horizon Air and Space Show at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala.
  • April 9-14: Sun ‘n Fun at Lakeland, Fla.
  • April 20: Wings & Things at Douglas, Ga.
  • April 27-28: Vidalia Onion Fest Airshow at Vidalia, Ga.
  • May 4: Harris County Pine Mountain Airport Open House, Pine Mountain, Ga.
  • May 11: Good Neighbor Day, PDK Airport, Atlanta, Ga.
  • May 30-June 2: Flying Legends of Victory Tour in Atlanta, Ga. (Dekalb-Peachtree Airport) featuring a rare visit to Georgia by the B-17 Flying Fortress, “Sentimental Journey” from CAF Airbase Arizona.
  • June 6-9: Mid-Atlantic Air Museum WWII Weekend at Reading, Pa.
  • June 22: Airbase Georgia Open House, “80th Anniversary of D-Day”, Peachtree City, Ga.
  • July 20-21: Thunder Over Michigan, Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, Mich.
  • July 22-28: EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wis.

For a list of participating aircraft at each event, visit the CAF Airbase Georgia website here.

Two CAF Airbase Georgia aircraft, the SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber, top, and FG1-D Corsair, fly in formation. (Photo by Kevin Hong)

 

About the CAF Airbase Georgia
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, an LT-6 Mosquito, a P-63A Kingcobra, a PT-19 Cornell and a T-34 Mentor. Under restoration are a N2S Stearman and P-47 Thunderbolt. The Airbase, composed of more than 500 volunteer members, is 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 conduct its mission. For more information, go to https://airbasegeorgia.org/.