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Aircraft Available For Airshows and Other Events

Want to have some of our warbirds either on static display, or roaring overhead at your next event? The Rocky Mountain Wing offers several outstanding restored WWII aircraft giving your audience an exciting opportunity to Take a Flight Back in Time. Hear the rumble and the roar of the engines. Enter the time machine and imagine yourself part of a flight crew over 60 years ago. This is a once in a lifetime chance to help support the aircraft as well as the unforgettable memory of actually touching these aircraft yourself.

Unlike traditional museums where there is a rope separating you from the aircraft, you are welcome to come up and see how they were constructed from fragile aluminum and cloth, giving you a special reverence for the bravery of the boys that flew them, whether we are in your town on our summer tour or at our hangar and museum in Grand Junction, Colorado.

The CAF is not supported by any government funding - all donations and airshow tour revenues are used to support the aircraft and our facility. The Rocky Mountain Wing is dedicated to preserving this history for future generations.

Click on any of the photos below to view that aircraft photo album, or check out further details and specifications in the "Wing Aircraft" section.

Grumman TBM-3E - "Avenger"

Click to View TBM Photo Album The Grumman TBF Avenger made its debut in June, 1942 as the Navy's new standard carrier-based torpedo bomber.

In its first combat test, attacking Japanese warships at Midway, they were almost wiped out by antiaircraft fire and fighters. After this murderous baptism by fire, the TBM Avenger went on to prove its excellence, dogging the enemy for the remainder of the war.

Two of its most notable victims were the Japanese super battleships Yamato and Musashi. After absorbing only three hits from TBM Avengers, the Musashi went to the bottom off Singapore. One year later, TBM Avengers and Helldivers from the carriers Intrepid and Enterprise combined to sink the Yamato in the battle for Okinawa.

The Avenger remained active with the U.S. Navy until 1954. Of the nearly 10,000 produced, some 1,000 served with the RAF. The 7,000 - plus Avengers built by General Motors are designated TBM. The CAF Avenger is one of these.

Piper J-3 Grasshopper

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This versatile aircraft was first known as the Taylor Cub in 1930. Later as the Piper J-3 Cub it became the most prolific trainer in the world. There were 14,125 civilian built plus 5,703 for military use. The military version was known as "Grasshopper" and had the designation L-4 in the Army Air Corps and NE-1 in the Navy.

Beyond basic flight training use the Grasshopper was used for military liaison scouting, coastal patrol and medevac.

Click on any of the photos below to view that aircraft photo album, or check out further details and specifications in the "Visiting and Member's Aircraft" section.

T-6/SNJ - "Texan" (a.k.a. The Pilot Maker)

Click to view Photo Album The legendary trainer of WW II. Our aviators were taught how to fly in the same type of trainer.

DeHavilland Chipmunk

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This aircraft was used to train both British and Canadian pilots.

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Grand Junction, CO 81506
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