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Crawl through a B-29 Superfortress IN FLIGHT! - FlightChops
An honor retracing steps of WWII veterans as Steve explores every nook and cranny of FIFI!
CAF Wings Over Dallas Recap - CAF Media
The first inaugural CAF Wings Over Dallas was a success! Check out the highlights of the event captured in this video by Scott M. Edge of SkyGate Studios.
Help the CAF Honor the WASP - CAF Media
Help us restore the airplane that gave women wings, and inspire young people with the story of America's first female military pilots. Visit' to support this project.
CAF Wings Over Dallas WWII Airshow Promo - CAF Media
CAF Wings Over Dallas​ World War II themed air show. See dozens of WWII aircraft on the ground and in the sky, military vehicles, WWII veterans, re-enactors and more. The 2016 event commemorates the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and, and will feature a full scale battle reenactment of the Japanese attack using aircraft and pyrotechnics.
If These Planes Could Talk - B29 B24 Squadron
If these planes could talk, what would they say? And would we listen? The CAF is committed to helping these planes talk to people all over the country who listen to them tell their stories of service and sacrifice.
CAF SoCal​ Wing at the 2016 El Centro Airshow - CAF Media
A beautiful array of warbirds in the California sun.
What it's like to take a ride on FIFI, the B-29 Bomber - CAF Media
Part of the Commemorative Air Force Airpower Tour on the West Coast.
Taking Care of FiFi - B-29 Bomber - AOPALive
Almost 300 hours of work for every flight hour: That's what it takes to keep Fifi, the Commemorative Air Force's B-29 Superfortress, flying. Go behind the scenes at Fifi's home base.
Airpower Tour, 2015 West Coast Tour - FIFI - B-29 Bomber - CAF Media
Scott Plummer​ of AIRSHOWVID.COM​ produced this video during FIFI's 2015 West Coast tour. Enjoy it!
Jocelyn's B-25 Flight - CAF Media
Warbird Expo in Fishers, Indiana, made thousands of aviation fans' dreams come true - and especially for one WWII warbird enthusiast by the name of Jocelyn. It was Jocelyn's birthday, and her hubby made it a day to remember with an extra special gift...a flight in a B-25J, operated by the Missouri Wing of the Commemorative Air Force!
CAF Profiles: Tom Travis and Debbie Travis King - B-29 Pilots - CAF Media
Debbie Travis King is the only woman in the world since 1943 authorized to fly the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, which she pilots aboard the Commemorative Air Force's FIFI, the only airworthy B-29 left.
2015 ICAS Special Achievement Award - Arsenal of Democracy - CAF Media
Here is the footage from last month's The International Council of Air Shows​ Convention Special Achievement Award presentation. This is a great short video which explains what it took to make the Arsenal Of Democracy​ flyover possible.
B-17 and B-25 Flight over Arizona - Must see! - CAF Airbase Arizona
Beautiful HD footage of a B-17 "Sentimental Journey" and a B-25 "Maid in the Shade".
Official Arsenal of Democracy Reel - CAF Media
To honor the heroes who fought in the War and those on the home front who produced the tanks, ships, and aircraft that enabled the United States and its Allies to achieve victory, one of the most diverse arrays of World War II aircraft ever assembled flew above the skies of Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 8, 2015, the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, as part of the Arsenal of Democracy World War II Victory Capitol Flyover.
'Rise Above' promotional video - The Red Tail Squadron - HemlockFilms
Produced by the CAF Red Tail Squadron and Hemlock Films, "Rise Above" is a documentary experience. The film uses the lessons of the Tuskegee Airmen to educate and stunning put-you-there aerial photography to inspire. For more information, visit

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