“A generation which ignores history has no past and no future” – Robert Heinlein
The CAF was founded to acquire, restore and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States, and selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans.
More than just a collection of airworthy warplanes from the past, the CAF’s fleet of historic aircraft, known as the CAF Ghost Squadron, recreate, remind and reinforce the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history.
CAF Spirit of Tulsa Squadron Mission
The Spirit of Tulsa Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is dedicated to the preservation of the History of WWII and more recent American wartime engagements, particularly the role Air Power played in those pivotal parts of our History. The CAF is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose operations are largely funded by donations from both inside the organization and from outside patriotic supporters, without whom we could not exist. Our Spirit of Tulsa Squadron is dedicated to the restoration and commemorative flight of Squadron restored WWII aircraft. Our members are volunteer workers from all walks of life, many diverse backgrounds, and ages from 12 to 90.
National CAF Objectives
- To acquire, restore and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States and selected aircraft of other nations for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans.
- To provide museum buildings for the permanent protection and display of these aircraft as a tribute to the thousands of men and women who built, serviced and flew them.
- To perpetuate in the memory and in the hearts of all Americans the spirit in which these great planes were flown in the defense of our nation.
- To establish an organization having the dedication, enthusiasm and esprit de corps necessary to operate, maintain and preserve these aircraft as symbols of our American military aviation heritage.