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AirShow San Diego, D-Day Commemoration Reception

  • Allen Airways 2020 N Marshall Ave El Cajon, CA, 92020 United States (map)

Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Register soon, limited admissions available!

Please join us for our momentous D-Day Commemoration Reception - the cost is a modest $35 for an amazing evening. As a nationwide non-profit organization, the Commemorative Air Force holds their motto of “Commemorate, Educate and Motivate” to the highest standard.  

Air Group One, in partnership with Allen Airways Museum, invite you to  join us for this exclusive event, featuring flying, dinner, drinks and dancing as you enjoy the sophisticated atmosphere of Allen Airways Museum, listening to the roaring radial engines and an incredible collection of aviation artifacts.  Find yourself immersed in history, radiating the energy and smells of aviations past, as you browse the galleries of vintage travel posters, WWII Flight gear, and rare flying relics. 

Available for your enjoyment will be a sneak-peek of the upcoming  AirShow San Diego by Air Group One, displayed in Allen Airways’ incredible private theater and enjoy raffled rides in vintage Stearman, Great Lakes, Liaison and Texan Aircraft.



3:30 pm "Early Bird" Opening, and rides (Helpful to the traffic-afflicted)

5:30 pm  Cocktail Hour

5:50 pm  Airplane Ride Raffle winners announced

6:00 pm  Buffet Dinner and Raffle Flights

7:15 - 7:40 pm  Special Guest Speaker Eric Lund, Head of the El Cajon Chamber of Commerce will be discussing Air Group One's role within the community, the upcoming AirShow and the El Cajon Aerotropolis concept.

9:00 pm  Final Call.

Enter to win a chance to fly in an authentic WWII airplane and help us give back to the community by being a part of our grand mission to keep the history of aviation available to future generations. 

Register Here

Printable Invites & Card

Powerpoint Collection

If you are unable to join us, please support us with a donation, we greatly need your help.  



Contact Operations Officer, Erich Moulder with any questions.

(619) 929-1025

Special Guest Aircraft

 The D-Day Doll, a WII C-53 troop carrier that completed 3 mission on 7-8 June 1944 during the Normandy Invasion.  Get an up-close and personal view of the aircraft while talking to the pilots that continue to fly this 70+ year old heroic aircraft.

other Guests may include:

Normandy Invasion and WWII Veterans, Air Group One's "Bombshells", members of the El Cajon Chamber of Commerce, USS Midway and S.D. Air & Space Museum leadership, San Diego County Airport Board of Supervisors, Honor Flight and 'Spirit of 45' executives, local VIPs from San Diego's aviation and defense corporations. CAF, US Air Force, Navy and USMC Military Pilots.


Aircraft Rides for Raffle and Purchase

CAF's SNJ-5 Texan (T-6)

Great Lakes Biplane, replica of a 1933 era biplane trainer.

Aeronca L-3 Grasshopper, Liaison Aircraft 1943.

Antique 450Hp Stearman Biplane, "D'Marie", owned by Bob Simon

Antique 450Hp Stearman Biplane, "D'Marie", owned by Bob Simon

Antique 220 hp Stearman Biplane, owned by Rick Fordem

Antique 220 hp Stearman Biplane, owned by Rick Fordem