Antique warbirds will park on the ramps and take to the skies Saturday at Culpeper Regional Airport as the Commemorative Air Force’s Capital Wing kicks off its 2019 airshow season.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the airport will host the all-volunteer group’s free Homecoming to share aviation history, re-engage past members and attract new supporters.
The public can participate in Science, Technology, Education and Math (STEM) events, hear lectures on the Wing’s various aircraft, enjoy lunch in the airport’s CAF hangar and view World War II relics in the CAF museum.
Visitors can pose for photos by the wing of World War II TBM-3E Avenger “Doris Mae,” or ride in an L-5 Sentinel “Gayle Ann” or a PT-17 Stearman. Rides can be bought in advance at homecomingatcafcapitalwing.eventbrite.com.
A seat in the L-5 Sentinel costs $49 or $99 in the PT-17, limited to one rider at a time. For questions, visit the EventBrite link or call Capital Wing Operations at 540/402-1818.
The CAF acquires, restores and preserves a flying collection of combat aircraft flown by all U.S. military services, and select aircraft of other nations.
For more, see commemorativeairforce.org.