Becoming a member of the Commemorative Air Force
There are currently over 10,950 men and women members of The CAF - in 30 nations, including units in France, England, Australia, Switzerland, and New Zealand.
The only requirement for membership in The CAF is a sincere interest in the preservation of WWII aircraft and be a minimum age of 18. For those younger but equally enthusiastic warbird supporters, there is also a Cadet Program for young men and women aged 13 through 23.
(1) JOINING THE NATIONAL CAF
You do not need to be a veteran or a pilot to join the CAF. All membership levels will receive a membership card and the knowledge that you are securing a part of history that can remain alive through flight. The CAF is a non-profit, tax exempt historical and educational organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
(2) JOIN YOUR LOCAL UNIT - CAF Alaska
Becoming a unit member puts you where the action is: close to the aircraft and their operations. There are more than 70 CAF Wings and Squadrons located in 24 U.S. States and four foreign countries each assigned the responsibility of maintaining and operating their assigned aircraft. Units are also responsible for various disciplines within the CAF such as marshaling aircraft, running the airshows, volunteering as medical support staff, or safely handling explosive ordinance.
All you need to be a part of our CAF Alaska family is an interest in preserving history - no skills necessary. Come learn about Alaskan flying history during our monthly meetings or just enjoy the rumble and purple smoke of a Pratt & Whitney radial engine!
These airplanes need lots of tender loving care to keep them flying. We are always looking for more help to turn wrenches and get greasy. The best part is you don't have to be a certified mechanic to help - our skilled volunteers to keep teach you!
Airplanes can't fly without wanna-be fighter jockeys! Come talk to our check pilots to learn more about what it takes to earn a new type for your logbook.