Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Pilot Wing Type IV
Midland, Texas 1957-Current
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF), formerly known as the Confederate Air Force, is a Texas-based non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and showing historical aircraft at airshows primarily throughout the U.S. and Canada. The CAF also has extensive aircraft collection on static display at the American Airpower Heritage Museum at Midland International Airport, located in Midland, Texas. The organization was founded in 1959 and in 1960 they began a serious search to obtain and restore World War II aircraft. In 2002 they changed names to one more suited to the organization. They have about 11,000 members and all members hold the rank of Colonel.