Ready to take a step back in time and see what it was really like to be part of the United States Air Force in the 1930s and 40s? Visit the Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum (AZCAF) and discover a rare, multi-sensory experience like no other. At the only combat aviation museum in Phoenix, you’ll take an edu-venture through history and climb aboard World War II airplanes. You don’t just get to walk inside a one-of-a-kind collection of warbirds, you can fly in one too!
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The museum is a top-rated Trip Advisor Phoenix attraction with 55,000 square feet of airplanes, relics, educational exhibits, and a working mechanics hangar. It stands apart from other flying museums because it encourages the public to get up close and personal with history. You can watch skilled mechanics change out engines and join them on the hangar ramp to experience the excitement of propeller engines grumbling to life in a billow of smoke.
The Museum’s mission is to restore and preserve airplanes that have served throughout combat aviation history and to educate others about the sacrifices of our veterans. Knowledgeable docents are available to guide you through the educational exhibits or guests may explore unguided. Almost all the members have a connection with war history and if you’re lucky, you may brush shoulders with a former WWII Bomber pilot, Tuskegee Airman, or WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).
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Shop for unique gifts in the museum store that features military aviation-related art, posters, books, t-shirts, caps, bomber jackets, toys, and collectibles. New memorabilia arrives regularly so visit often or shop online at www.azcaf.org/shop. There are even bomber jackets for your pooch (and your other kids)!
You can also purchase museum admission tickets and rides online. Rides occur from the Fall to the Spring and seats fill up well in advance so don’t delay. The ultra-rare B-17 and B-25 bombers, along with our C-47 Combat Legend, depart in the summer to travel to over 50 cities across the U.S. and Canada. People of all ages step outside and post their “Bomber Eye to the Sky” reports on social media as the planes arrive in their cities.
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The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum is located at Falcon Field in Mesa, Arizona, on the corner of N. Greenfield and McKellips Roads. It is 99% run by dedicated volunteers of all age-ranges and professions and is a non-profit 501(c)3.
For more information, please call 480-351-6032 or visit website.