The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) announces the addition of David Oliver to the headquarters staff as the Director of Operations. In this role, Oliver will develop and oversee the new web based flight activity program, formation clinics around the country in a variety of aircraft types and work with our existing pilots and pilot recruiting programs.Oliver comes to the CAF with extensive pilot experience and work in aviation. Oliver was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in 2008, spending 16 months in theater as a contractor for the U.S. Military. In addition, he has worked on long distance over water delivery flights, agricultural projects, low level oil dispersant spraying, and other Intelligence surveillance & reconnaissance projects. It is through these experiences that David has a very diverse set of qualifications.“David’s diverse aviation experience and his proven commitment to the CAF’s Airpower History Tour make him an ideal fit for this important position.” said Stephan C. Brown, CAF President and CEO. “With David’s experience he brings enthusiasm and passion towards attracting a younger demographic to the organization.”David is deeply committed to the mission and values of the CAF. He is rated in more than seven different CAF aircraft and holds Check Pilot Status on many of them. However, David’s greatest love is piloting the CAF’s B-29 Superfortress FIFI and B-24 Diamond Lil.
About the Commemorative Air Force:
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) was founded in 1957, a time when the U.S. military was scrapping the fleet of aircraft that had played a decisive part in winning World War II. With the rallying cry “Keep ‘Em Flying”, the initial goal of the CAF was to preserve, in flying condition, at least one example of each aircraft flown by the American Forces from 1939-45.Over the decades that followed, CAF became the world’s largest owner and operator of vintage military aircraft. Today, the organization owns 162 historic aircraft, of which 144 are in airworthy condition.The CAF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Dallas. Aided by a huge volunteer effort from more than 12,000 members, the CAF’s aircraft and educational programs reach millions of Americans each year. The organization’s mission is Education, such that generations of Americans will value and support the contributions of military aviation in assuring our nation’s freedom.
For more information, visit www.commemorativeairforce.org