Welcome to the

Highland Lakes Squadron

of the Commemorative Air Force


Special Notice

The HLS is happy to announce that the Museum will once again be open to visitors beginning Saturday, June 27.

The 29th Annual, also known as the 2020 Bluebonnet Airshow has been cancelled.

Here is a message from our Event Chairman.

"As the Chair of the Bluebonnet Airshow, this decision was PAINFULLY executed. However, with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus path and trajectory - I just don't feel right asking Small Business for money right now. For the Bluebonnet Airshow to be successful, we require the support and sponsorship of local businesses. Our beloved community has more important things to focus on. But no worries, we're ready to jump into the gunner seat and pull the trigger on the NEXT great event orchestrated by the Highland Lakes Squadron, Commemorative Air Force!!!" - Kirk Noaker, Sr.

It's a date! The Bluebonnet Airshow has rescheduled to March 20, 2021!

"What started as a hobby became an urgent mission to preserve history."

Special note from Commemorative Air Force Headquarters:

The CAF is the world’s largest flying museum. With more than 165 flying World War II-era aircraft, we have accomplished a great feat of preservation, saving many of these airplanes from the cutting torch, or smelter. To get to the heart of what drives the CAF, and our 11,000 members, it is important to look at why these airplanes were saved.

In truth, our reasoning today for continuing to save and preserve these airplanes, is not altogether different from why our founders pledged themselves to the task more than 60 years ago. The airplanes are a vessel for stories. Human stories of the greatest generation, of courage, perseverance and dedication, but they are also monuments to those who never came back. The airplanes were saved so that these stories could be shared, so that the lessons of the greatest generation would not fade away and be forgotten.

When it comes right down to it – the airplanes were saved for education.

The Highland Lakes Squadron

WWII Aircraft & Museum


Located at the airport in Burnet Texas on Highway 281 South.Unmanned Office Line ph#512-756-2226, please leave voicemail. You may also email hlscaf@gmail.comMedia/Press inquiries email kirk.noaker@gmail.com

Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00

Saturday 10:00 - 4:00

Sunday 1:00 - 4:00

The Highland Lakes Squadron is a branch of the Commemorative Air Force founded in 1992. We are a working museum, dedicated to preserving vintage WWII aircraft. We are open to the public 3 days a week, and we can arrange field trips and special events; Donations are accepted to the cover costs of HLS CAF public events and provide educational experiences throughout the community.