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CAF-LSS has a new web site

CAF-LSS has a new web site

The CAF Lake Superior Squadron is moving to a new online home. https://www.lakesuperiorsquadron.org/ Our current home www.cafduluth.com will remain active for now, but please look to our new web site for all our current news and information.

Holiday Fundraising Campaign

Holiday Fundraising Campaign

The Commemorative Air Force – Lake Superior Squadron is a new resident to the Bong Airport in Superior, WI.   The Commemorative Air Force is a group of over 70 squadrons that maintains and restores over  160 World War II era aircraft back to flight status.   We do this to honor the WW II […]

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Black Cat PBY graces Bong Airport

The Lake Superior Squadron recently achieved a major milestone in its restoration of a PBY into a static display. The 104 foot, 5000 pound wing was reinstalled back onto the fuselage of the plane giving visitors an idea of how impressive this aircraft is. This PBY is painted all black […]

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CAF-LSS is featured on The Slice

CAF-LSS is featured on The Slice

This week WDSE/WRPT will be featuring the Lake Superior Squadrons ongoing restoration of our PBY-6A. You can check this out (as well as more interesting things from the Twin Ports area) here: https://theslice.tv/video/pby-catalina-restoration-commemorative-air-force

CAF-LSS Interview on Fox21

Fox21 interviewed CAF-LSS’s own DeWayne Tomasek about this Saturday’s big event and on our ongoing restoration projects, check it out here: Classic Car and Plane Show Taking Over the Bong Airport Saturday

WWII Era Plane to visit on Aug 17th, Rides Available!

A WWII era advanced trainer is visiting the Lake Superior Squadron during it’s “PBY Black Cat classic car and plane show” event. The WWII era SNJ is the Navy version of the T-6 Advanced trainer that trained pilots of all branches of the US military from WW II into the […]

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Updated Display at the LSS museum

Located on the backside of the new shop area our CAF crew recreated this display with the Northland Vietnam Veterans Association’s donation. Previously located in the St. Louis County Historical Museum this display was also viewed in our Duluth, MN location.

The 2017 12 Planes of Christmas Fundraising Campaign is Now Open!

The 2017 12 Planes of Christmas Fundraising Campaign is Now Open!

The CAF is again promoting “12 Planes of Christmas,” an online giving campaign at www.SupportCAF.org. Each year, this campaign is a great opportunity to help with the restoration and maintenance of the aircraft as well as learn more about the CAF’s fleet. CAF aircraft are restored, maintained, flown and exhibited […]

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CAF’s Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina Restoration Update

CAF’s Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina Restoration Update

Great article by Warbirds News! Over the years, the Commemorative Air Force has owned and operated five different PBY Catalinas, but unfortunately the type has so far not enjoyed much longevity with the organization with PBY-6A Bu.64000 being written off in a crash in 1975; PBY-5A Bu.46590 succumbing to corrosion […]

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