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About Us

The Atlanta Warbird Weekend (AWW) is an annual event dedicated to the remembrance and celebration of the men, women and machines of The Greatest Generation. In metro Atlanta, there are significant historical resources and AWW is the catalyst to bring together the organizations, aircraft and people that keep this history alive and engage families and businesses that want to keep this spirit alive.

Our goal is to elevate awareness of historical organizations in Metro Atlanta, raise funds to “Keep ‘em Flying”, promote the sponsors and the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport - who make the event possible.

The Commemorative Air Force’s mission as a 501c3 non-profit organization is to restore and fly World War II aircraft in tribute to America’s veterans. The Dixie Wing, based in Peachtree City, GA, is the local chapter of the CAF. Our members come from all walks of life but have the common goal to keep history alive. The Dixie Wing Historical Airpower Museum and Hangar houses over 10 WWII era aircraft, restoration and maintenance facilities, museum, event space and meeting rooms at Falcon Field (Atlanta Regional Airport). Along with air shows, rides days, events and festivals, we work with area schools, civic organizations and youth groups to teach the inspiring history of the Second World War and honoring The Greatest Generation. All local members are volunteers and receive no pay for flying, maintaining and restoring these rare, historic aircraft.

The Commemorative Air Force’s mission as a 501c3 non-profit organization is to restore and fly World War II aircraft in tribute to America’s veterans. The Dixie Wing, based in Peachtree City, GA, is the local chapter of the CAF. Our members come from all walks of life but have the common goal to keep history alive. The Dixie Wing Airpower Museum and Hangar houses over 10 WWII era aircraft including restoration and maintenance facilities, museum, event space and meeting rooms at Falcon Field (Atlanta Regional Airport). Along with air shows, rides days, events and festivals, we work with area schools, civic organizations and youth groups to teach the inspiring history of the Second World War and honoring The Greatest Generation. All local members are volunteers and receive no pay for flying, maintaining and restoring these rare, historic aircraft.

The premiere location for this event is Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, the businesses located at the airport and the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant. The land the airport currently occupies was part of an Army training camp in WWI, Camp Gordon. After the First World War the property was auctioned off and sold in parcels. Local aviation enthusiasts recognized the need for an airport and worked towards that objective for over a decade when in 1939 the federal government offered help through the WPA and in 1940, the U.S. government authorized construction of a military airport on the site. The airport began operations on March 22, 1941, during early World War II as Naval Air Station Atlanta. Many young men and even a few movie stars started their flying careers at NAS Atlanta. The Navy continued to use the airport until 1959 when it was turned over to Dekalb County. It has since become a vital economic engine to Dekalb County and Metro Atlanta. It has the history and the perfect location for North Atlanta families along with easy access to all major arteries.

The 57th Fighter Group Restaurant is a WWII fighter pilots themed restaurant owned by Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame recipient, Mr. Pat Epps. It is located adjacent to airport property, is capable of hosting aircraft and is the location for the “Dinner with the Tigers” symposium.

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