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.
- 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.
- To provide museum buildings for the permanent protection and display of these aircraft as a tribute to the thousands of men and women who built, serviced and flew them.
- To perpetuate in the memory and in the hearts of all Americans the spirit in which these great planes were flown in the defense of our nation.
- To establish an organization having the dedication, enthusiasm and esprit de corps necessary to operate, maintain and preserve these aircraft as symbols of our American military aviation heritage.
There are numerous locations within the US. Interested in sharing in the cost of restoring, maintaining and operating a particular CAF aircraft? Become an aircraft sponsor. Within its first two decades of existence, the CAF attained one of its major goals, the acquisition of one of each major type of combat aircraft to serve with U.S. forces in World War II. The principal funding for these acquisitions came from the Aircraft Sponsorship Program, which was then, and continues to be now, a key ingredient in the success of the CAF. In the spirit of the founders of the CAF, the basic concept of the sponsor program is cost sharing. Open to an individual, group or corporation, the CAF Aircraft Sponsorship Program helps fund the restoration and major maintenance of CAF aircraft.
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