09sep11:00 am2:00 pmLiving History Presentation at CAF SoCal80th Birthday of The North American SNJ/AT-6 Texan

Event Details

The Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing at Camarillo Airport will conduct a presentation about this venerable aircraft and celebrate the 80th birthday of two SNJs in the CAF SoCal stable who rolled off the North American plant in 1943 and are still workhorses today. The Pilot Maker! One of the most successful, well-known, and revered military training aircraft of all time is the North American SNJ / AT-6 Texan. The predominant advanced trainer of its day, the SNJ laid the foundation for the massive aerial armadas of World War II and the post-war years leading up to the jet age.
Weather, operations, and maintenance permitting, CAF SoCal will also fly one of their warbirds for you. After the event, their docents will be available to answer questions about the exhibits and offer guided tours of their museum. Light refreshments will be available during the event. Don’t forget to ask about their Warbird Ride Program. Experience what it was like to fly in a Warbird back in the day.



(Saturday) 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Camarillo Airport

555 Airport Way Camarillo, CA 93010


CAF Southern California Wing

The CAF Southern California Wing is a volunteer organization with members from many different backgrounds. The wing is dedicated to preserving the history of WWII aircraft for generations to come. This CAF location is assigned 12 authentic military aircraft that are maintained and operated by their volunteers. In addition to flying aircraft, the wing also has a wide-ranging collection of World War II artifacts displayed in a Hangar Museum. Due to COVID restrictions, their opening hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM, and Sunday, 12 PM to 4 PM. They are closed on Monday-Thursday and some holidays. The newly expanded wing at over 55,000 square feet includes three hangar complexes to house their museum, flying aircraft, warbird restorations, and gift shop.
455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA

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