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Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of D-Day: CAF Airbase Georgia's 2024 Tour

Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of D-Day

Welcome to a journey through time and skies! This year, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Georgia is taking us on an unforgettable adventure, celebrating the 80th Anniversary of D-Day.

The warmer weather is not just bringing blossoms but also a unique fleet of World War II-era warbirds out of the hangar for a busy season of airshows and events.

D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, was a turning point in World War II. It marked the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. The bravery and sacrifice of those who participated in this historic event continue to inspire us, and CAF Airbase Georgia is dedicated to honoring their legacy in this year's tour.

The 2024 Tour: A Season of Spectacular Airshows

The season kicked off with the New Orleans Air Show, setting the tone for an exhilarating series of events. Here's what's on the horizon:

Spring into Action: April Events

- April 9-14: Sun 'n Fun at Lakeland, Florida.
- April 20: Wings & Things at Douglas, Georgia.
- April 27-28: Vidalia Onion Fest Airshow at Vidalia, Georgia.
- May 4: Harris County Pine Mountain Airport Open House, Pine Mountain, Georgia.
- May 11: Good Neighbor Day, PDK Airport, Atlanta, Georgia.
- May 30-June 2: Flying Legends of Victory Tour in Atlanta, Georgia (Dekalb-Peachtree Airport), featuring a rare visit by the B-17 Flying Fortress, "Sentimental Journey" from CAF Airbase Arizona.

A Summer of Sky-high Celebrations

- June 6-9: Mid-Atlantic Air Museum WWII Weekend at Reading, Pennsylvania.
- June 22: Airbase Georgia Open House, "80th Anniversary of D-Day," Peachtree City, Georgia.
- July 20-21: Thunder Over Michigan, Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
- July 22-28: EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

FMI: CAF Airbase Georgia

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