The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation is a 501C3, non-profit, tax exempt corporation organized under the laws of the State of Oklahoma. The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation is funded by the generosity of the general public. All donations to the team, whether they be in financial support, artifacts or services are tax deductible under the rules of IRS code 501C3.
The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation was formed to honor and serve the memory of the men and women who fought and died to preserve America’s freedom during WWII. The activities of the foundation also recognize and honor those who served and survived that conflict. The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation serves that honorable purpose through the participation of its members in active parachute jumping in the style of the WWII airborne soldier, utilizing an aircraft that participated in the invasion of Europe in 1944. These activities serve to further the memory of their unbending loyalty to the cause of freedom. Further, it is the goal of the Foundation to foster, promote and engage in research of WWII operations and military history and to inform and educate the public through Dynamic Demonstrations Airborne Operations.
At the World War II Demonstration Team Foundation we specialize in Traditional US World War II Army Static Line Parachute Jumping, for established and expert Jumpers. But we also offer Beginner programs for folks just getting started in their dream of Parachute Jumping. Our Certified Cadre & Instructors will keep you safe and your adrenaline pumping. By the end of the professional training that you receive from us, your confidence will soar with you as you exit the plane and land safely.
The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation was founded in 1996 as the brainchild of former Special Forces Sergeant Richard Wolf, with the help of his brother Roger. They talked about a dream, and a Team was born. "They wanted to demonstrate to the public all of the sacrifices that our veterans made for all of us: The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team". Richard & Roger Wolf recognized the potential to develop a unique way to honor and commemorate the achievements of all WWII US Forces. Their vision was to develop an airborne demonstration team loosely based on the 194O's War Bond Airborne Demonstration Teams that were organized to help sell War Bonds throughout the US. These teams traveled to more than 50 cities across the country to perform demonstration jumps for the public. This not only gave the public a first-hand view of airborne operations on a small scale, it also helped to raise millions of dollars for the war effort. Originally based in Alderson, Oklahoma, the WWII ADT has recently expanded its operation and is now based at the historic WWII Frederick Army Airfield in Frederick, Oklahoma, the former home of an Army Air Force training school.
The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation has conducted many living history operations in several US states as well as in Europe. These range from veteran reunions to international events such as the 60th anniversary commemoration events in Europe for operations “Overlord” and “Market Garden” in Normandy and Holland. Also, in that same year, a demonstration jump was made in Bastogne, Belgium. The Team has also been represented at, and supported, many commemorative events with static displays where no jump was possible. Throughout its existence, the The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation has striven to take their airborne operations to air shows, veteran reunions and commemorative events in an effort to fulfill its objective to REMEMBER, HONOR and SERVE the veterans of WWII. By performing its “dynamic commemoration,” today’s public can learn first-hand and remember the skill of and sacrifices made by the veterans who never returned and those who remain.
TRAIN IN A REAL WORLD II HANGAR! JUMP FROM A REAL WWII PLANE! SLEEP IN WWII BARRACKS! WWIIADT is "The Field of Dreams of a World War II Airborne Experiences". Since 2005, The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation has been based at the Historic Frederick Army Airfield in Frederick, Oklahoma. This unique, WWII airfield and hangar facility allows the The World War II Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation to conduct all training, daily operations and house both C-47 aircraft and equipment from a single location. This at one time, T-50, or better known as the “Bamboo Bomber,” training base provides, “period correct” accommodations for team members and students alike, from the barracks to the mess hall. A visit to the base, is like being transported back to 1944! For more info on courses.