CAF Dixie Wing Becomes CAF Airbase Georgia



PRESS RELEASE – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing announces its official recognition as and transition to CAF Airbase Georgia, effective Feb 18, 2021. The group has achieved the designation of Airbase within the organization as a result of tremendous growth and awarded accomplishments over the last 35 years.

“We are one of the largest, most active, and successful units in the CAF. With over 350 members, multiple     award-winning aircraft restorations, a maintenance and machine workshop, continuous growth and financial stability all of which led to this milestone,” said Airbase Leader Jim Buckley. “We are excited and proud to be honored with an Airbase designation.”

As defined by the organization’s national headquarters in Dallas “a CAF Airbase is an aviation attraction with a population base of at least 500,000 within a 100-mile radius.  The facility must be located on airport grounds and contain interactive and interpretative displays, flying aircraft, aircraft restoration facilities, and host an annual public event such as a Fly In. Each CAF Airbase serves as part of the business community and is a publicly recognized attraction/destination and education distributor.”

CAF Airbase Georgia operates World War II aircraft to honor the Greatest Generation, the heroes at home and in battle whose unprecedented efforts won the Second World War.  “We have seven operational aircraft and a new restoration project underway,” explained Buckley. “We have created a strong reputation in our local community and throughout the aviation industry as a result of our commitment to our mission to “Keep ‘em Flying”. Our goal is to be embraced as Georgia’s World War II Flying Museum. We do this through events and programs locally, regionally, and nationally. As a flying museum our organization is uniquely poised to both attract people to our facility and perform outreach programs in Georgia and across region.

In recent years the Airbase programs have been intently focused on education with a mission to inspire the next generation of pilots, aviation mechanics and citizens. “In late 2019, we began working with local schools and aerospace employers to help solve the pilot and aviation mechanic shortage and also help teach World War II history at all grade levels.” Buckley said. “We also partnered with the tourism sector and a foundation has been established to assist in future fundraising efforts.”

The new website URL is www.airbasegeorgia.org/

Moreno-Aguiari

Born in Milan, Italy, Moreno moved to the U.S. in 1999 to pursue a career as a commercial pilot. His aviation passion began early, inspired by his uncle, an F-104 Starfighter Crew Chief, and his father, a military traffic controller. Childhood adventures included camping outside military bases and watching planes at Aeroporto Linate. In 1999, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to obtain his commercial pilot license, a move that became permanent. With 24 years in the U.S., he now flies full-time for a Part 91 business aviation company in Atlanta. He is actively involved with the Commemorative Air Force, the D-Day Squadron, and other aviation organizations. He enjoys life with his supportive wife and three wonderful children.

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Born in Milan, Italy, Moreno moved to the U.S. in 1999 to pursue a career as a commercial pilot. His aviation passion began early, inspired by his uncle, an F-104 Starfighter Crew Chief, and his father, a military traffic controller. Childhood adventures included camping outside military bases and watching planes at Aeroporto Linate. In 1999, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to obtain his commercial pilot license, a move that became permanent. With 24 years in the U.S., he now flies full-time for a Part 91 business aviation company in Atlanta. He is actively involved with the Commemorative Air Force, the D-Day Squadron, and other aviation organizations. He enjoys life with his supportive wife and three wonderful children.

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