May 20, 2018
The Commemorative Air Force was originally called the Confederate Air Force because most of the collectors and preservationists were in the South. The name was eventually changed to be politically correct. Their mission is to preserve WWII era aircraft.
You can take rides in these planes for between $150 and $1,995. The cost of preservation is expensive. Consider that, for the most part, they don't make parts for these planes any more. If something breaks, it has to be fabricated.
There were a couple of WWII vets at this event held at the old Millington Air Force base in Millington, TN. There were more Korean, Vietnam and Iraqi and Afghanistan vets there.
I want to express my sincere appreciation to the veterans for their service to this country and to the people who work to preserve this part of our history.