CAF Airbase Georgia Invites Public to March 16 Open House

Announcing CAF Airbase Georgia's first open house of 2024. The event is March 16 at the unit's hangar located at the Atlanta Regional Airport - Falcon Field (FFC)

The hangar of the CAF Airbase Georgia in Peachtree City, GA. Photo by Tony Granata
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Hangar doors will be open wide to welcome the public to the first open house of the year on March 16 at Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Georgia in Peachtree City. The Airbase will honor the memory of Rosie the Riveter female workers who built the planes, ships, tanks, and supplies that led to success during World War II.

Photo by Charles Burcher

Airbase Georgia is planning three open houses this year to mark the 80th Anniversary of D-Day.  The event is part of an initiative by partners of the Georgia WWII Heritage Trail to remember the successful invasion of Europe by Allied Forces in 1944. The first event will feature Rosie the Riveter re-enactors, guided tours, an events tent, and a historical photo presentation and workshop. Aircraft rides will be available in several vintage WWII planes in the Airbase Georgia fleet, and the PX will be open with a variety of specially designed T-shirts, hats, patches, and other items. The Airbase will operate its dog tag machine to provide unique souvenirs to visitors, and a food truck will offer food and refreshments.

“Our open house is designed for families and aviation fans alike who want to share in the rich history of ‘The Greatest Generation’ and get an up-close look at Airbase Georgia’s amazing fleet of restored World War II aircraft,” said Airbase Leader Joel Perkins. “Our next events will be in June and Nov. 11, which is Veterans Day.”

Red Nose taking off from the Midland International Airport with pilot Keith Wood at the controls.
(Image Credit: 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 six vintage military aircraft including a P-51 Mustang, an FG-1D Corsair, an SBD Dauntless, a P-63A Kingcobra, a PT-19 Cornell and a T-34 Mentor. 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/.

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