TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Visitors may have an opportunity to fly in a P-51 Mustang, “Red Nose,” at the second annual Tuskegee Airmen Legacy Open House on Saturday, July 16.
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing, based in Peachtree City, Ga., plans to bring its historic aircraft to Moton Field if at least two rides can be scheduled by 5 p.m. Thursday, July 14.
“The Dixie Wing team is looking forward to bringing Red Nose to the CAF Red Tail Squadron event, although as a non-profit organization we must arrange for at least two rides before we can confirm our participation,” said Dixie Wing Leader Jay Bess. “Our P-51 is similar to the aircraft flown by the Red Tail Squadron in World War II, which will add a realistic, historic touch to Saturday’s event.”
To schedule a ride, go to DixieWng.org or call Marvona at 812-240-2560.
Visitors will have the opportunity to see the National Tuskegee Historic Site at historic Moton Field in Tuskegee from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and see the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit, military aircraft on static display, aerial displays, skydiving, and hands-on opportunities to learn about US Air Force and other military careers while experiencing the inspirational history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.
The CAF Red Tail Squadron is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to educating audiences across the country about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots, and their support personnel. The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit’s 53-foot mobile theater features the original panoramic film “Rise Above.” The group’s Six Guiding Principles – Aim High, Believe In Yourself, Use Your Brain, Be Ready To Go, Never Quit and Expect to Win – serve as the foundation for their outreach programs and are based on the experiences and successes of the Tuskegee Airmen.