Great Plains Wing


Our Mission

The historic combat aircraft of the Commemorative Air Force defended our nation and won the skies on every battlefront of the globe in WWII. They are living monuments to the thousands of men and women who built, serviced, and flew them. These aircraft are being preserved in flying condition for future generations. The Great Plains Wing is dedicated to honoring all veterans through education.

Our History

The Great Plains Wing started in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area in 1984. It was originally chartered as the Nebraska Squadron and met at the Strategic Air Command Museum. The squadron helped to restore a C-47, B-17, B-25, and B-29. In 1986, the squadron changed it's name to the Great Plains Wing. In 1988, a new hangar was built at the Council Bluffs airport including a museum and meeting room. In 1990, our P-51 "Gunfighter", joined the wing together with an AT-6 Texan. Both are usually on display undergoing maintenance in Fall and Winter. During the period of 1988 thru the present, the Great Plains Wing (GPW) helped restore two L-3 observation airplanes and an L-5 liaison aircraft.


Our People

The Great Plains Wing of the Commemorative Air Force thrives because of the many people willing to give their time, talent, and resources to the organization. Without their dedication and hard work, our mission could not be accomplished. We are always looking for good people that would like to volunteer their time and talents to keep this part of American aviation history alive. Our volunteers can be found at the hangar on Wednesday evenings and all day Saturday. Stop in and see us.  You can find out about becoming a member of the CAF and the GPW on our Membership page.

The Great Plains Wing is a chartered unit of the Commemorative Air Force. Copyright © Commemorative Air Force except as otherwise marked. All rights reserved.

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Hangar 1, Council Bluffs Airport