Air Group One is the San Diego Wing of the "Commemorative Air Force," a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Midland, Texas. The CAF is a volunteer organization with members from all walks of life, dedicated to preserving the history of the people and planes of World War II.
What is this rumor about a new AG1 hangar?
Why does Air Group One need a new hangar?
The Air Group One team is working on a new hangar project. We know that the time and opportunity is right for a move, to ensure a lasting position for Air Group One and to keep the public connected with San Diego's aviation heritage. At the moment, AG1 has three aircraft and a fourth on the way. We can barely fit two in our current hangar, and the current hangar is expensive and doesn't meet our mission objectives very well.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any expertise or experience that could be helpful in this endeavor. We have started fundraising for the hangar deposit, taking pledges and promises for support and will be working toward a completed hangar by 2017. Think of this 'Flying Museum' as a partnership with Air Group One and the community. The hangar will be designed to be a Flying Museum and to support the community with a public viewing area, meeting rooms for organizations such as Boy and Girl Scouts, Civil Air Patrol and Sea Cadets as well as County Airport meetings and community events. A new hangar would potentially allow AirShow San Diego to be free of charge for veterans and their families. Donations will be returned to the donor if this hangar fails to materialize.
Plus, welcome our new Scuttlebutt Editor, Bailey Burkhartsmeier!
Please read more about Brigadier General James M. Rhodes, Jr. on Air Group One's Gone West page. This page was created to show our respect for the sacrifices and contribution of our members.
Donations in Memorial of Eileen may be made here. or sent to Air Group One, 1905 North Marshall Ave B-6, El Cajon, CA 92020.
AirShow San Diego!
The sequester will have no effect on Air Group One's June 7 & 8, 2014 air show as it has on the Miramar Air Show and many others around the country. Next year's "AirShow San Diego" (formerly known as "Wings Over Gillespie") will feature a representative collection of aircraft and acts to support the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of "D-Day," the invasion of Normandy. Our show headliner will be the "D-Day Doll," a C-53 that actually flew three missions in the invasion.
Back by popular demand will be John Collver's War Dog T6/SNJ aerobatics and Silver Wings wing-walking. Many other historic aircraft will be flying and on ground display in addition to military re-enactors, paratroopers, and a mock battle with "Pyro." Flying and mock battle performance days will be weekend of June, 7 & 8. Gates open 9 am to 4 pm, at Gillespie Field in El Cajon.