The Heart of America Wing is proud to host this great PT-19 WWII Trainer. For 30 years N50481 has been flown to honor veterans, educate our community, and allow people to experience the thrill of open-cockpit flying.
Now she's in need of extensive restoration to her all-wood wings and tail section which are original to the aircraft since World War II. Please help us return this classic warbird to the skies!
The CAF is again promoting "12 Planes of Christmas," an online giving campaign. This campaign is a great opportunity to help with the restoration and maintenance of the aircraft as well as learn more about the CAF's fleet. CAF aircraft are restored, maintained, flown and exhibited by a dedicated volunteer force.
The organization depends on donations to:
keep em' flying
The campaign started on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, and will run all of December 2017.
The Heart of America Wing of the Commemorative Air Force is fortunate to be located in the heart of the old Olathe Naval Air Station (now New Century AirCenter), commissioned in 1942 as the primary training facility for naval pilots during World War II.
We meet the third Saturday of each month at 10:00am for a short business meeting followed by a presentation and lunch. Members of the public are welcome to join us!
The CAF is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational association. Proceeds from ticket sales, rides, and fund-raising events go to support our community education programs and to keep our vintage military aircraft in flying condition.