Commemorative Air Force Museum, Mesa

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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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  • This was an active place on Sat morning when we saw two WW2 bombers take off on excursion flights. My husband, a GA pilot, enjoyed seeing these flight-worthy planes and hearing their engines. Many... 
    This was an active place on Sat morning when we saw two WW2 bombers take off on excursion flights. My husband, a GA pilot, enjoyed seeing these flight-worthy planes and hearing their engines. Many...  more »
  • the personal tour by Mike. on December 10th after lunch we caught a slow time, and even though there was only 3 in our group, Mike offered a guided tour . it was one of the most informative and... 
    the personal tour by Mike. on December 10th after lunch we caught a slow time, and even though there was only 3 in our group, Mike offered a guided tour . it was one of the most informative and...  more »
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  • Folks here are really friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the planes on display, every time I visit I learn something new. Worth a flight, or drive, from SW Washington state!! I enjoy my visits here every time! The last two visits I made, either the B17 was on display or was out on the tarmac for takeoff. Being a WWII aircraft junky, I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to see this lady fly again. With a bonus B25 ready to take flight as well, a great community of airmen and fans to share experiences with. Grateful for the folks that run this place, worth every penny!
  • Nice little museum. The service men are very helpful and knowledgeable. My girls went on the cockpit tour. I was able to enjoy the tour but not the cockpits. Probably best because they are pretty small. Lots to look at and you see able to get a close up look at the engines and cockpits. You can also see the maintenance bay where they are working on some planes.

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