Airbase Arizona - Commemorative Air Force

  Educate - Inspire - Honor

Not Just a Museum, an Experience

Ready to take a step back in time and see what it was really like to be part of the United States Air Force during times of combat?

Plan your visit
Get up close and personal with real wartime planes, artifacts, and stories at our WWII history museum in Mesa, Arizona.

September Events

12th @ 1 PM Speaker Series The Battle of Britain – Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines
Presented by docent JK Wright
21st All Day Special Offer Smithsonian Museum Day discounted admission ($5) or Smithsonian pass
21st 1 PM Speaker Series The Mighty British Lancaster Bomber
Presented by docent emeritus Mike Mueller

October Events

12th 1 PM Speaker Series 75th Anniversary – MacArthur Returns to the Philippines
Presented by docent Mike Shepherd
26th All Day Special Event Vintage Wings & Wheels car and aircraft show – over 200 collector vehicles
26th various Flights 75th Anniversary – Operation Halyard Commemoration Flights. Fly in a C-47 that flew top-secret WWII rescue missions. Check back here for a schedule of flights – posted soon!
26th 1 PM Speaker Series 75th Anniversary – Operation Halyard Personal story of Arizona airman rescued in the top secret WWII mission as told by his son.
Presented by docent Paul Moore

Annual Airbase Arizona Museum Pass
(all adults and seniors) $75


  • Unlimited admissions for pass holder to museum (including most daytime events)
  • Automatic status as supporting member of national CAF organization
  • Three-volume set – memoirs of WWII veteran Captain Bernard Peterson, USMC-R (ret)
  • Satisfaction of knowing you are directly supporting development of new educational exhibits and outreach to schools

Bring your receipt on your first visit to pick up Annual Pass and 3-book set

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New! Behind-the-Scenes Open Cockpit Tours

Tours every Friday at 11 am and 1 pm. Sample a true World War II aviation experience inside a fighter and torpedo bomber with a highly specialized and personal tour.  Additional charge required and may be purchased at Museum entrance.

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Memories in the Making

Every year, thousands of people experience the CAF Airbase Arizona Museum and the Flying Legends of Victory Tour. See what it’s like through their eyes, and share your memories on social media using #AZCAF.