We Are Open
— The Museum is open on Friday and Saturday from 10am - 4pm.
NOTE: The Museum will be CLOSED on Sat. Aug 8 for a Special Event
— We request face masks - 😷- for all that visit the museum as a precaution to reduce spread of the virus.
— We continue to do deep cleaning and organizing efforts in order to comply with the best anti-virus safety measures. Hand sanitizer is available at numerous places in the hangar.
— We have both the T-6 Texan and the Stearman biplane available for rides. We will be happy to book your vintage aviation experience on our Ride Page
— We cancelled the June aircraft visits and have postponed the June dance to September 26th to coincide with a rescheduled B-25 visit.
— Our Planes and Horsepower Car Show will occur on August 7, but in a highly modified format. We believe that we have developed a Car Show that can comply with the social distancing requirements and limits on the size of group gatherings.
• One car (with driver and one passenger) will be scheduled at a time, on a specific day, with a 20-30 minute window to have their pictures taken by 1-3 photographers with all of our airplanes. We expect that the Show will be held over a 2-3 day period to accommodate all the vehicles.
Unfortunately, the Car Show will be closed to the general public - for apparent reasons. We will also limit the number of Wing members able to participate each day and currently have a sign up sheet for those that wish to participate.
— (We have canceled our August Saturday evening dance with great regrets)
— The B-25 ‘Maid in the Shade’, from the Arizona Wing is now scheduled to be at the Heber airport September 21-28. Assuming restrictions allow, we plan on having a ‘normal’ bomber week-type event with rides, tours and a Hangar Dance on Saturday. Due to the late time of year and the cooler evening temperatures, the Dance may be held earlier in the day - starting around 2pm and lasting until 8pm.
The Utah Wing is in a good place overall. Thanks to our hard work and your support over the last few years, we have built up a ‘rainy day’ fund that we can use for day to day operating expenses for the near term. Of course, we cannot rest on our laurels and we hope to encourage all to continue to support our effort to present WW II Aviation history to the Utah community.
Without you - the enthusiastic supporters of the CAF Utah Wing - we could not exist, nor could our great WWII Aviation Museum at the Heber Valley airport. Thank you for continuing to support the museum and attend our events !
Please do your best to stay safe and healthy until the wonderful day comes when we can all gather, laugh, and continue our mission to ‘Keep ‘em Flying!”
CAF Utah Wing Leader
- ABOUT US -
Our Heber Valley Hangar and Museum
The museum and the WW II period aircraft and artifacts are available for events and photo opportunities.
The Museum is Closed from Oct. 31st until April 30th.
Special arrangements for group visits in the winter season can be made by sending an email to CAF.Utah at Gmail.
CAF Utah Wing Members Pages
Experience the Joy of a Warbird ride in our WW II Navy and Army Air Force trainers ! Give the gift of flight to a loved one. The Utah CAF Wing's vintage aircraft are available for Warbird Rides to thrill those you know who love the sound and feel of radial engines!
Click HERE to reserve.
ATTU WARRIOR and Dave Hansen
This US Navy PV-2 Harpoon WW II bomber was owned and maintained by Dave Hansen here at Russ McDonald Field. After a long fight with cancer, Dave Flew West on January 12th, 2018.
He will be greatly missed by the members of the CAF Wing.
The story of the "BAD ANGEL" P-51
CNN reports on the
COMMEMORATIVE AIR FORCE
The Strange WWII camp where Allies and Germans mixed
The GREAT ESCAPE Revealed !
Read about the recent discovery of the escape tunnels at Stalag Luft III German POW camp on which the film "Great Escape” was filmed
Download the PDF story
WW II Aircraft
The Freeman Airfield project, Operation Lusty:
Immediately after the end of the war in Europe, General Hap Arnold issued a directive calling on the U.S. forces to obtain at least one copy of every aircraft used by the Axis forces. The Freeman Army Airfield in Seymour, Indiana was designated as the location to evaluate each of these airplanes. The Indiana Military Organization maintains an incredibly detailed website that includes a great deal of information about each of these captured WW II aircraft.
Some interesting facts about the airplanes of World War II.
Video of 1948 Kingman, AZ aircraft storage facility.
The story of Koga's Zero.....
WW II-era Photos from Stearman Flight.org
LIFE Magazine Unpublished WW II Photos
Utah Wing Commemorative Air Force
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