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Living History Day

CAF Dixie Wing

Living Aviation History Program

Military aviation history will come to life through a new monthly series presented by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing at the Wing’s headquarters.

The public is invited to join the Saturday discussions by a variety of aviators dedicated to preserving the memory of U.S. aviation history. The series begins February 18 and concludes December 16. All events will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wing headquarters and museum,

1200 Echo Ct.,
Peachtree City, Ga.
(adjacent to Atlanta Regional Airport – Falcon Field)

Some events will include aircraft displays and the opportunity for rides.

Living History Schedule:

February 18

Flying the U-2 Dragon Lady

Bob Heath explains the history of the U-2 Blackbird program and describes his experiences in flying “The Dragon Lady” as a USAF pilot.

March 18

Flying Tigers

Two descendents of original “Flying Tigers” narrate the history of the American Volunteer Group in China.

May 20

The Tuskegee Airmen

Award-winning Researcher/Historian, Zellie Orr, and a panel of the original Tuskegee Airmen and their successors describe the history and the legacy of this famed group of airmen.

Dixie Wing aircraft will be available for rides.

October  21

Flying the F-111 Aardvark

Dixie Wing Col Bruce Connors will describe his experiences flying to F-111 Aardvark, including the April 1986 strike on Libya.

Dixie Wing aircraft will be available for rides.

November 18

The Battle of Midway

Retired CIA officer and U.S. Navy submariner Rick Ector reviews the development of the SBD Dauntless dive bomber and examines the details of the decisive Battle of Midway.

Dixie Wing aircraft will be available for rides.

December 16

The History of Air Racing

Reno racing pilot Thom Richards describes his experiences in flying various modified warbirds in air races around the country.

Dixie Wing aircraft will be available for rides.