The Big Country Squadron wants you and your unique talent to help us tell the story of military aviation. It takes dedicated volunteers and hundreds of man hours to do what we do. No matter who you are or what your skill, we have a place for you. 

​CAF Colonel: $200 per year

As a CAF Colonel you are eligible to:

  • Become a member of a CAF Unit or Aircraft Support Team
  • Fly in CAF aircraft on a space-available basis as qualified crew
  • Receive a CAF name tag, wings and commission certificate
  • Gift Shop discounts
  • Monthly magazine Dispatch*

Active Military, Guard and Reserve personnel can join the CAF at the Colonel level for a discounted rate of just $100. Dues will remain $100 annually while on Active Service in the U.S. Military.

*Members who reside outside the U.S. will automatically receive the Digital Dispatch via email monthly. The printed version can be mailed monthly for an additional donation. Please contact member services (877) 767-7175 for information.

​​CAF Preservation Colonel: $300 per year

Preservation Colonels strive to support the CAF's extensive collection of World War II artifacts. Your additional donation will assist in the preservation and research of the collection so it can continue to be shared with future generations. Preservation Colonels also enjoy the same benefits as a CAF Colonel.

CAF Life Member: $2,400 one-time payment

As a CAF Life Member you are eligible to receive the same benefits of CAF Colonel Membership plus:

  • Life Member Wings, a Life Member card, Life Member plaque

Life Members can upgrade to Gold Life Membership for $1,000

With that upgrade you will receive:

  • Gold lettering on black leather name patch
  • An Art print by Roy Grinnell 

CAF Cadet: $45 per year

Cadet memberships are open to students ages 12-23.

As a CAF Cadet, you are eligible to:

  • CAF name tag, wings, t-shirt and certificate
  • Free admission to the CAF Airpower Museum
  • Gift Shop discounts
  • Monthly magazine Digital Dispatch delivered to your email

Supporting Member: $75 per year

As an alternative to full CAF Membership, you may become a Supporting member and receive:

  • A Supporting Membership Card
  • Monthly magazine Digital Dispatch

To be a member of a Wing, Squadron or Detachment you must first be a CAF Colonel, Preservation Colonel, Life Member or Cadet.​


Join The Big Country Squadron!

4886 Newman Road

​Abilene, TX 79601


The CAF is a non-profit, tax exempt historical and educational organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.