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Indy Metro Airport to host WWII aviation event

Rare opportunity for history buffs, aviation aficionados

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 17, 2020) – The Indianapolis Airport Authority will play host to the Commemorative Air Force Missouri Wing on Sept. 27, 2020 at the Indianapolis Metro Airport in Fishers. The CAF Missouri Wing will showcase World War II combat aircraft up close and share with attendees the work the CAF does to keep the aircraft maintained in flying condition and honor the crews that once flew them. The event will be free and open to the public at Metro airport from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Rides on these vintage planes are also available for a fee.

“CAF is unique among aviation museums because our artifacts still fly. They’re living history and we are excited to share that with Central Indiana,” said Mike Marino with the CAF Missouri Wing. “History buffs and aviation aficionados alike will find something of immense interest at this CAF event.”

By educating through living history, CAF is allowing future generations to see, participate with, and re-live the lessons learned from defining moments in American military and aviation history.

Prior to the event at Metro Airport, the CAF Missouri Wing is participating in the Arsenal of Democracy for a 75th anniversary WWII victory commemoration flyover on Sept. 25. Approximately 70 WWII aircraft will take to the skies over Washington D.C. in historically sequenced warbird formations representing the war’s major battles concluding with a missing man formation.

Attendees are asked to social distance at least six feet from others during the event and wear a mask to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

For more information about the event, visit http://bit.ly/CAFIndyMetro.