The Commemorative Air Force is a patriotic organization dedicated to preserving the memory of men and women who flew during the military campaigns throughout the world. We do this by restoring and flying aircraft so that everyone can know what it was like to fly them in training or combat. Our aircraft is a Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan that was delivered to Albuquerque Army Airfield in January 1942, just 30 miles away from where we are restoring it! Thousands of airmen were trained in this very airplane right here in Albuquerque,
We have spent 14 dedicated years of volunteer labor and we are getting close to being able to fly this aircraft. We need $9000 to overhaul the propellers and $15000 to overhaul all the accessories for the Pratt & Whitney 985 engines.
We are so close to starting the engines and flying. It's getting very exciting at our restoration facility.