Squadron Leader              Col. Jim Carroll

Finance Officer                  Col. Trisha Eichler
Operations Officer             Col. Gary Potter

Safety Officer                     Col. Rodney Ammonet 

Our Mission

To acquire, restore, and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States, and selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans.

 To construct or obtain museum buildings for the permanent protection, maintenance, and display of these historic aircraft, period artifacts, and documents as a tribute to the thousands of men and women who built, serviced, and flew them and to build and organize the "Combat Airman Hall of Fame."

 To perpetuate the spirit in which such combat aircraft were flown in the defense of our nation, in the memory and hearts of all Americans.

 To establish an organization having the dedication, enthusiasm, and esprit de corps necessary to operate, maintain, and preserve these aircraft as symbols of our American military aviation heritage.

 To receive gifts, legacies, and grants of money and property of every kind and to administer the same for the purposes herein stated, and to do anything necessary or proper for the accomplishment of these purposes; to lease, purchase, hold, have, use, and take possession of and enjoy fee simple or otherwise any personal and real property necessary for the uses and purposes of the corporations; and to sell, lease, alienate, or dispose of the same at the pleasure of the corporation and for the uses and purposes for which said corporation is formed; and to buy and sell real or personal property and to apply the proceeds of sale, including any and all income, to the uses and purposes of the corporation.

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About Us

4886 Newman Road

​Abilene, TX 79601


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​In 1976 nine men formed the Big Country Squadron, one of several Squadrons that united to create the West Texas Wing of the CAF. Squadron members purchased and donated to the CAF a restored WWII SNJ, provided thousands of hours or labor rebuilding the SB2C that the Squadron continues to support, and have worked at or participated in air shows and CAF-sponsored activities across America. Since 1986 the Squadron has raised funds, built, and continues to maintain an impressive hangar/museum/meeting facility known as “Home Place” that has hosted hundreds of patriotic, educational, and community service events.