Heritage Days postponed and Warbird Museum closed

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The upcoming World War II Heritage Days event has been postponed and the Dixie Wing Museum and Hangar has announced its closures due to possible health risks associated with COVID-19.

World War II Heritage Days, scheduled for May 2-3 at the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Warbird Museum in Peachtree City, is being postponed until Sept. 12-13.

Concerns about COVID-19 is affecting all aspects of the economy, including public events, and the CAF Dixie Wing leadership has elected to postpone this annual event to avoid possible health risks.

“It goes without saying that the CAF Dixie Wing is looking forward to celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the WWII Victory, but our priority is to do our part in keeping everyone healthy and safe, particularly our World War II veterans who have been invited as guests of honor, as well as our volunteers and our many members of the community in the affected groups,” said WWII Heritage Days Chair Chris Madrid.

Updated plans for WWII Heritage Days will be made available in the next few weeks.

Hangar and Museum Closure Resulting from CoVID-19

Wing Leader Jim Buckley at CAF-Dixie Wing announced that the hangar and museum will be closed until at least April 3.

“While I and the staff do not know what will happen in the future, for the time being we want to ensure the safety of our members, guests, and facility. That is why today I am announcing, effective Friday, March 13, the Dixie Wing Hangar will be closed to all personnel until at least April 3. Current key holders will not have access,” Buckley said.