This September 1st marks the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II; the catastrophic, epic struggle that enveloped the globe, and the reason the Commemorative Air Force exists.
On Saturday, August 31st, almost 80 years to the day, the C.A.F. Southern California Wing at the Camarillo Airport is hosting an event commemorating this historic event and the SNJ Texan, North American’s legendary military trainer.
An exciting and diverse presentation will include a discussion on the start and scale of World War II, the mounting of a new, overhauled engine on an SNJ, and the unit’s Historian, Ron Fleishman, will outline the history of C.A.F.
SoCal’s two SNJs – 290 and Blue Bird. The event will conclude, weather and maintenance permitting, with a Texan flying for you.
Other iconic, flyable aircraft will also be on display, like the iconic P-51 Mustang and the infamous Japanese Zero. For the adventurous, rides for hire will be available in several different World War II-era military aircraft.
Light snacks will also be on hand for those needing a quick bite.
So mark your calendars for Saturday, August 31st, 11:00 am at the Commemorative Air Force museum at the Camarillo Airport, and hear about the SNJ Texan and the colossus of World War II.
For more information visit the CAF website at www.cafsocal.com. We ask for a $10 donation for each adult. Experience living history.