KALAMAZOO, Mich.—In honor of Black History Month, the Air Zoo is holding a special presentation about the Tuskegee Airmen on Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI) have forged a new alliance to support aviation participation and enhance World War II education in youth and adults across the country.
A Tuskegee Airmen Symposium will be held at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15.
Fantasy of Flight will celebrate Black History Month in February 2012 by kicking off its Fourth Annual Legends & Legacies Symposium Series with a visit from famed World War II heroes, the Tuskegee Airmen, as well as a student essay contest honoring the aviators’ leadership, excellence, advocacy and determination (LEAD).
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) reports the Red Tail Project P-51C Tuskegee Airmen’s has returned to the skies. The first flight after a complete restoration was at 6:51 pm CDT on July 22, in Wahpeton, North Dakota.
After five years the Red Tail Project has returnde the P-51C Tuskegee Airmen to flying condition. The aircraft suffered an engine failure near Red Wing, Minnesota in May of 2004, and resulted in an accident that claimed the life of one of the Red Tail Project’s leader and pilot Don Hinz. Hinz had the “…objective to carry the lessons and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen into every classroom in America.”
“This day represents the culmination of thousands of individual’s time, effort, money and passion. It has been an incredible team effort and I am humbled by the experience”, Project Leader and Lead pilot Doug Rozendaal said. “From a pilot’s perspective, the flight exceeded my expectations in every way.”
For more information, call (432) 563-1000.