Archive for February, 2017

CAF Airbase Georgia Warbird Museum Celebrates 30 Years

CAF Airbase Georgia Warbird Museum Celebrates 30 Years

Two restored WWII aircraft have taken flight recently as the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Georgia Warbird Museum celebrates its 30- year anniversary in Georgia. Sixteen years of restoration work by the Wing’s dedicated volunteer members has brought a Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra back to flying status, more than 40 years […]

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MAIL CALL – February 2017, Vol 1, Issue 1

MAIL CALL – February 2017, Vol 1, Issue 1

MAIL CALL A newsletter published by the Commemorative Air Force Airbase Georgia February 2017, Vol 1, Issue 1 Welcome to Mail Call, a newsletter published by the Commemorative Air Force Airbase Georgia for the WWII Heritage Days community. Whether you’re a reenactor, military vehicle owner, swing dancer or a fan […]

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WWII Heritage Days Celebrates The 1940s

WWII Heritage Days Celebrates The 1940s

World War II phrases such as “Remember Pearl Harbor!”, Rosie the Riveter, Victory Gardens and Big Band will come to life when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Georgia hosts the 14th Annual WWII Heritage Days April 22-23, 2017.  The event will be held at the CAF Airbase Georgia Warbird […]

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P-63A Flies!

P-63A Flies!

After more than 40 years since it’s last flight, 16 years of restoration, being affected by the Mississippi River flood of 1993 and countless man hours by the dedicated volunteers of the CAF Airbase Georgia, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Georgia Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra serial number 42-68941 flew for […]

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The U-2 provides continuous day or night, high-altitude, all-weather, stand-off surveillance of an area in direct support of U.S. and allied ground and air forces. It provides critical intelligence to decision makers through all phases of conflict, including peacetime indications and warnings, crises, low-intensity conflict and large-scale hostilities.The U-2 is a single-seat, single-engine, high-altitude, reconnaissance aircraft. Long, wide, straight wings give the U-2 glider-like characteristics. It can carry a variety of sensors and cameras, is an extremely reliable reconnaissance aircraft, and enjoys a high mission completion rate. Because of its high altitude mission, the pilot must wear a full pressure suit. The U-2 is capable of collecting multi-sensor photo, electro-optic, infrared and radar imagery, as well as performing other types of reconnaissance functions. However, the aircraft can be a difficult aircraft to fly due to its unusual landing characteristics. (Air Force photo)

“Flying the U-2” Kicks Off the CAF Airbase Georgia Living History Series

Former U.S. Air Force pilot Bob Heath will explain the history of the U-2 Blackbird ultra-high altitude program and his experience in flying “the Dragon Lady.” Heath is the Maintenance Officer of the Commemorative Air Force Airbase Georgia, currently serving as the Wing’s Maintenance Officer. This is the first of […]

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