Commemorative Air Force’s vintage warbirds find new base at Dallas Executive Airport
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will soon relocate its headquarters to Dallas Executive Airport. The nonprofit plans to host air shows and construct a $40 million museum for historic military aircraft.
Dallas was one of 23 airports nationwide being considered for the new headquarters.The CEO of CAF highlighted the reasons for picking the South Dallas airport: access to a great population, its proximity to a major highway, and 22 acres available to construct a museum.
The headquarters will be relocated over the next year and a half, and planes could be on display for the public as early as the end of 2015. Meanwhile the runway at Dallas Executive will be expanded and improved.
The CAF celebrated the move to Dallas by flying in some of its most prominent aircraft, including Fifi, the world’s only flying B-29 Superfortress and displaying them at the airport. They have the largest fleet in the world: 164 historic aircraft at 60 locations in 28 states.
Source: Dallas Business Journal, April 30, 2014.
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