Commemorative Air Force Museum, Mesa

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Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The CAF was founded to acquire, restore and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States, and selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans.

More than just a collection of airworthy warplanes from the past, the CAF's fleet of historic aircraft, known as the CAF Ghost Squadron, recreate, remind and reinforce the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history.
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  • Such a cool place to see, feel, and fly in history! As soon as you walk into the hangar the planes are on display, a lot to see and learn, a cinema room, great staff, a nice gift shop, but by far the....  more »
  • It all starts when you pull into the parking lot, an see the planes on the outdoor displays. The quality and restoration of these older aircraft is unbelievable. The information contained in the...  more »
  • Outstanding experience!!! Was able to experience a bucket list flight in a Stearman biplane. Beautiful views, amazing experience, my pilot was very interesting and knowledgeable about the aircraft. Teaching me along the way. Highly recommend the experience if you love to fly and experience the world of flight. Nothing could be more pure than an open air cockpit enjoying the sounds, sights and smells of flight. Would love to fly again and again, truly jealous of the pilots that get to do this on a regular basis. All employees work as volunteers and could not be more professional and informative about their experiences in the military and aviation. Please partake in this experience.
  • Absolutely amazing! They have a fully polished F4 phantom and a ton of other cool aircraft. On top of that we got to crawl through an operational B-17 bomber. This was easily one of the best experiences I've had to date and the staff here really go the extra mile to make sure you have a good time.

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