Time passes quickly and memories fade. Most of us alive today only know stories about WWII and the “greatest generation” that fought for freedom and liberty. To help preserve this incredible time in history, and to demonstrate the American spirit, the Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum (CAF) was charted.
The CAF is dedicated to the restoration, preservation and demonstration of the magnificent aircraft that dominated the skies during WWII. The Utah CAF Wing was formed in the mid 1980s with the Boeing PT-17/N25 Stearman as its first aircraft.
The CAF Museum, located in Heber City, was created to showcase the spirit and history of the Air Force during WWII. Th e museum highlights not only the military aircraft , but also their magnificent wartime adventures. In addition, the gallery houses a collection of WWII artifacts and memorabilia.
What is most exciting about the CAF Museum is that the planes are fully restored and available for flights! Whether you’re a history buff or a thrill seeker, you must experience “the ride of a lifetime” onboard one of the warbirds.
Regardless if you take a bravery ride in a warbird or just stroll through the many exhibits at the museum, the encounter will leave you with a better appreciation of this time in history. You will want to pass along the lessons you learned and invite others to visit this awe-inspiring institution.
“We tell stories…we fly the airplanes…we keep the spirit of excitement and hope alive today.” —CAF motto.
PLANES AND HORSEPOWER CAR SHOW
August 3, 8am to 10pm
Over 50 classic cars and aircraft on display
- Pancake breakfast
- 50s Swing Dance Party 6-10pm
- Aircraft demonstration ﬂights; rides for purchase
- World War II reenactors and museum tours