Day's Pay Squadron


Richland, Washington (KRLD)

Day's Pay News and Updates:

The Day’s Pay Squadron has been active.  We have started our monthly breakfast every third Saturday of the month 7:30 – 9:00am come out for some great food and socializing.  We are wanting to see more folks fly in so please spread the word.  Not only can Operations Officer George Abatt fly all sorts of aircraft but he can whip up a mean breakfast.  It looks like Hal is ready to enjoy a great start to his day.

Ops. Officer Abatt Cooking



Have you checked out the Day’s Pay Event calendar yet?  We are into the 24 Flying Season and have quite a few events coming up.  Please take a look and hope to see you out at some of the events.


Have you thought to yourself hey how can I help Day’s Pay Squadron?  Well let us tell you we are looking for great people to assist all over the place whether you have an interest in ground marshalling, or assisting with our breakfasts, helping spread the word or whatever you are willing to assist with, well, we need you and would like to have you on board.  Please come to the CAF Col Appreciation BBQ Saturday June 1st 17:00 – 19:00 next to Sundance Aviation in Richland.


For unit business updates

Have you paid your 2024 Dues yet?  If not we have a spot on the webpage where members can pay your dues online and if you are interested in becoming a lifetime member you can do that as well. you’ll need to email Robert Wade or Glenn Whitcomb to send you the appropriate link.  Additionally, we are currently looking for someone to take over from Mark as Finance Officer and are on the hunt again for a Secretary Officer.  These are both very important officer roles, if you have a desire to lend a hand these positions are a great way to do it!

PT-23 News Update

 We are happy to report Day’s Pay II has been in the air more in the last few weeks than it’s been in a very long time.  Operations Officer George Abatt has started check-outs and running our ground school.  Congratulations to Col. Bob Stoney for getting his check-out completed and hopefully soon he can back up George on doing check-outs.


Click to see the PT-23 post Annual test flight

Ops Officer Abatt and long time friend are exercising the PT-23 on a beautiful morning

Our History

Special Thanks to Richland City View TV for the Day’s Pay People Video

History of Day's Pay B-17

Read about the B-17 Bomber "Day's Pay" christened at the Hanford Airport on July 23, 1944

Meet the Squadron - Coming Soon

CAF 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.


Day's Pay Squadron

We are the newest Commemorative Airforce Squadron that has landed in the Pacific Northwest. We are based in Richland, Washington supporting Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. If you are in the region and would like to know more about us please check out our site, follow us on Facebook or Instagram. We are all dedicated to preserving our military aviation history. Whether you’re a pilot, a veteran, an enthusiast, a historian, or just like to have fun, there’s a place for you in our wing!    Our goals are to inspire interested enthusiasts, aviation buffs and the public honoring defining moments in aviation history.

Want to get Involved?

Whether you’re curious about aviation history, want to learn more about military aircraft or be part of a fantastic historical organization, we are here to answer any questions you might have.