The Lone Star Wing of the Commemorative Air Force based in Marshall, Texas is a non-profit organization (501(c)3) dedicated to preserving and teaching WWII history. The LSW currently operates a PT-17 in support of the CAF Mission:
"The mission of the CAF is eduation and ensuring that generations of Americans will value and support the contributions of military in aviation. Members engage with the mission to protect these rare flying monuments to freedom for future generations through CAF preservation efforts, educational programs, museum exhibits and airshows."
The LSW offers rides in the PT-17 (lovingly referrred to as "23" after her ship number) at events across East Texas and, whenever our pilots are available, out of our home base of Marshall, TX (KASL). If you'd like to schedule a ride, click HERE for more information. These rides support the maintenance and operation of the aircraft. If you'd like more information on the CAF you click here or visit the CAF HQ website here: https://www.commemorativeairforce.org/home. If you'd like to meet the Lone Star Wing in person, we meet every 3rd Saturday at 10am. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings. If you are flying in for the meeting, you can find us at the Harrison County Airport (KASL). Our hangar is the southern most hangar of the northern hangar complex. The hangar has a "LONE STAR WING CAF" sign on the annex (see the picture below). If you are driving, the address for the Harrison County Airport is:
2020 Warren Dr.
Click the Picture Above for a Google Maps Link to the LSW's Home Base
If you are driving, you'll need a gate code to get to the hangar. We can offer more information about hangar access and the club meetings at (903) 702-5353 or via Facebook messenger at https://m.me/lonestarcaf. If you have other questions you can also get them answered via the phone number or Facebook messenger. Some of the more common questions are answered at our FAQ.
We are excited to see you soon! Come join us!