Christopher Ebdon sent in this photo, with a note: “Photo flight of rare World War II Cobras: A 1946 Bell P-63F King Cobra S/N:296E1-1R – N6763 and a 1943 Bell P-39 Airacobra 42-19597 – N6968, Commemorative Air Force.” [Read more…]
RED WING, Minn. — The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, recently wrapped up its annual cross country tour of the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit, participating in 36 events in 16 states over 10 months.
This marks five years since the traveling exhibit was launched to share the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen with audiences across the country. In that time span, over half a million people have experienced a compelling piece of American history delivered by this educational outreach vehicle. [Read more…]
RED WING and BEMIDJI, Minn. – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, and AirCorps Aviation, specialists in the restoration, maintenance, and rebuilding of vintage World War II aircraft, report the successful return to flight of the squadron’s P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen.
The aircraft, which had been out of commission for eight months to undergo repair following a hard landing, made a successful test flight on Dec. 1, and is expected to return shortly to its mission to honor the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen at air shows and events around the country. [Read more…]
Gord McNulty sent in this photo, with a note: “It was a fiery start as flames momentarily erupted from the Merlin engine of the Commemorative Air Force P-51D Mustang, “Red Nose,” piloted by CAF Red Tail Squadron Leader Bill Shepard, during a visit to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at Hamilton, Ontario, in August 2016. Bill flew in with the CAF Red Tails “Rise Above” Travelling Exhibit about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. [Read more…]
The latest video from our friends at FunPlacesToFly.com is from the 2016 CAF Wings Over Dallas World War II Airshow in Dallas, Texas. The event commemorated the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and featured TORA! TORA! TORA!, an award winning re-creation of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Dozens of other World War II-era aircraft were exhibited on the ramp and in the air throughout the event. [Read more…]
Want to add an inspirational flair to your 2016 holiday greeting cards? Now available from the Commemorative Air Force’s Red Tail Squadron are holiday cards that share the inspiration of the Tuskegee Airmen. All proceeds go to support the squadron’s education and outreach programs, including its Rise Above traveling exhibit. [Read more…]
Atlanta Warbird Weekend (AWW) will present its largest lineup of World War II veterans and aircraft for its third annual event at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK) in Chamblee, Ga., Sept. 24-25, 2016.
Attendees will see eight Curtiss P-40 Warhawks among a total of 40 WWII warbirds on the grounds. More than 20 WWII veterans will participate, including Lt. Dick Cole, the last remaining crew member of the famous Doolittle Raid over Tokyo. [Read more…]