Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Force

“Flight-worthy airplanes have a soul like no other.”

The Commemorative Air Force is a non-profit organization with approximately 11,000 members, over 145 vintage airplanes, and over 70 Wings, Squadrons, and Detachments located throughout the U.S. and countries abroad. The 83rd unit of the Commemorative Air Force is called Dixie Wing and is based at Falcon Field in Peachtree City, Georgia (approximately 25 miles outside of Atlanta).

It is their mission to preserve history by restoring and maintaining, in flying condition, actual combat planes used in World War II and house them in museum facilities for permanent display and protection as a tribute of the thousands of men and women who built, serviced and flew them. Dixie Wing has a collection six vintage planes with two of them in restoration. The planes of Dixie Wing fly in air shows throughout the Southeast.

The Wingmen of Dixie Wing includes Col. Jake Tryon (Ret.), Col. Bill Johnson (Ret.), Col. Robert (Bob) Schmutzler, Oscar G. “Tex” Layton- Maintenance Officer, Doug Franklin, Machinist. In addition to the wingmen, Dixie Wing boasts approximately 220 active members from all walks of life.

The Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Force also offers an education program blending academic instruction and interaction with World War II survivors and rare examples of WWII aircraft. This program is for children as well as adults.

Volunteers are the most valued part of this organization. You can become of member of The Dixie Wing, sponsor an airplane or make a donation.

Dixie Wing CAF 1200 Echo Court Peachtree City, GA 30269 678-364-1110

wingleader@dixiewing.org


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