The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing is hosting a virtual open house and recruiting night for potential new members, especially aircraft mechanics, at 7 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb.3, 2021. Interested people will be given a one-hour Zoom meeting invitation to learn about the CAF Dixie Wing and its operations.
“We have a collection of seven operating vintage aircraft that require continuous care and maintenance to keep them flying safely,’ said Wing Recruiting Chair Jim Dalton. “We rely 100 percent on volunteer support, and greatly appreciate the efforts of the talented and dedicated mechanics we have, but they carry a heavy load and can use additional professional help.”
“Membership is open to men and women from all walks of life, particularly aircraft mechanics,” Dalton said. “We have a complete machine shop to fabricate parts as needed, and crew chiefs ensure that all work on the aircraft is done properly and to FAA specifications. This is a great group to join if you love aircraft and aviation history and want to spend time with others who have the same interests. We are proud to say we recruited 44 new members in 2020, even though we were closed to visitors most of the year. We offer mechanics and others a unique chance to say they belong to the world’s largest flying museum and work on P-51 Mustangs, Corsairs and SBD dive bombers.”
Membership is available to ages 18 and older. To receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting and tour, contact Jim Dalton at firstname.lastname@example.org, with ZOOM MEETING in the subject line.
About the CAF Dixie Wing Warbird Museum
The CAF Dixie Wing, based in Peachtree City, Ga., was founded in 1987. The Wing, one of the largest units of the Commemorative Air Force, maintains and flies seven WWII aircraft including a P-51 Mustang, an FG-1D Corsair and rare types such as the SBD Dauntless dive bomber and P-63A Kingcobra. The unit, composed of 300 volunteers, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that relies on contributions of time and funds to carry out the mission of the CAF. For more information, go to www.dixiewing.org.