Movie star car at flying museum

Fri, 07/18/2008 - 2:59pm
By: The Citizen

CAF Dixie Wing to host Mustang Meet Sunday

Classic cars will join vintage World War II aircraft when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing hosts the Georgia Regional Mustang Club (GRMC) monthly meeting on Sunday, July 20th. The event will be held at the Historical Airpower Facility, Falcon Field, 1-5 p.m..

Headlining over two dozen Ford Mustangs will be Eleanor, a 1967 Mustang Shelby GT 500 Custom featured in the motion picture Gone in 60 Seconds.

Joining the street ponies will be the CAF Dixie Wing North American P-51 Mustang and other WWII aircraft. The P-51 is arguably the best and most famous fighter of the Second World War.

The CAF is dedicated to preserving American history by restoring and flying World War II aircraft stated Chris Madrid, Public Information Officer, CAF Dixie Wing. We welcome opportunities to partner with organizations like the Georgia Regional Mustang Club that share a similar passion.

The CAF Dixie Wing Historical Airpower Facility, built in 2002, is part hangar and part workshop, but it is also a museum that includes German, Japanese and U.S. uniforms, equipment, a large collection of model airplanes, 1940s toys and home front artifacts. Volunteers will be on hand to provide tours.

The public can also recreate and preserve history by purchasing a ride in one of the wing's aircraft. Proceeds support the CAF Dixie Wing and are tax deductible.

The Georgia Regional Mustang Club is a non-profit volunteer group dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the FORD MUSTANG. GRMC, founded in 1979, is the second oldest Chartered Mustang Club in the nation.

Suggested donation for the Mustang Meet and CAF Dixie Wing Open House is $5 per adult. Children 12 and under admitted free. Please no pets. For more information, please visit or call 678-364-1110.

The Commemorative Air Force is a non-profit organization dedicated to flying and restoring World War II aircraft. Based in Midland, Texas, the organization has over 9,500 members and operates a fleet of over 150 World War II aircraft.

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