Commemorative Air Force

Educate. Inspire. Honor.

aka CAF   |   Dallas, TX   |  www.commemorativeairforce.org

Mission

The mission of the CAF is educate, inspire and honor through flight and living history.

Ruling year info

2009

CEO and President

Mr. Henry Coates

Main address

P.O. Box 764769

Dallas, TX 75237 USA

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Formerly known as

Confederate Air Force

EIN

74-1484491

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

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Our programs

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Aircraft Display

CAF aircraft are displayed at air shows and aviation events to support the organization's education mission

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

American Association of Museums 2015

Our results

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Number of volunteers

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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The Commemorative Air Force operates a fleet of more than 170 vintage aircraft that are used to inspire and educate new generations of Americans on the value of military aviation in assuring our nation's freedom. The CAF's fleet is maintained and flown by the organization's volunteers.

The mission of the CAF is to educate, inspire, and honor through flight. The CAF’s national education initiative uses stories and aircraft from World War II to inspire young people of today, encouraging them to “rise above” adversity and meet their goals. CAF Education outreach tours touch down in over 1000 cities while air shows reach millions of people annually.
In addition, the CAF National Aviation Education Center, currently scheduled to open in Dallas in 2020, will focus on deeper aviation educational opportunities surrounding history, leadership, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.)

The organization's members support the mission of the CAF by displaying aircraft at air shows and aviation events. These displays offer opportunities for volunteers to share the story of Military aviation with the general public and reinforce the important role WW II played in shaping our world today.

The current fleet readiness level is at 89% (5/15). There are several Units working toward finishing aircraft restoration projects in the next few months which should bring the fleet closer to goal readiness.

Financials

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Operations

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Commemorative Air Force

Board of directors
as of 4/6/2021
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Board chair

Mr. Doug Rozendaal

Commemorative Air Force

Term: 2017 - 2017

Philip Beegle

Deena Clausen

Dennis Fennessey

Bob Lawrence

Gerald Oliver

Doug Rozendaal

Dennis Schell

Mark Novak

Steve Barber

Jordan Brown

Kent Taylor

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No