volunteer at the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing based
at Camarillo Airport. There are about a dozen or so aircraft there that
are flyable, or in the process of being made flyable. Being a member of
the CAF, you get to see, feel and experience history first hand. You
get to hang out with people that also have a passion for aviation and
history. Sometimes, after the museum closes and another hard day is
done, we get together as friends to socialize and have some food and
fun. March 17 was a day of the "4F"; Food, Friends, Flying and Fun.
Here are some pictures of the folks that "keep 'em flying" at work and
at play. Remember that every vintage warbird you see at airshows has
had hundreds, if not thousands of man-hours of work to get it into
flying condition. So for all you guys that turn the wrench, shoot the
rivets, perform corrosion control, shape the sheetmetal and wield the
tools of the trade, I salute you!
like something you might enjoy? Come down to the museum in Camarillo,
or your local chapter of the CAF and check it out. The web home of the
CAF Southern California Wing is here. The main
headquarters is here.
There are chapters in many places and there is probably one near you.
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