HONOLULU — Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and 400 guests paid tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen and the vital role they played during World War II with a special “WWII Tuskegee Airman Hangar Talk” by decorated Tuskegee Airman Colonel Charles McGee. The event commemorated African American History Month. [Read more…]
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. — The accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II and beyond will be celebrated as the theme of the third annual Atlanta Warbird Weekend, set for Oct. 7-9, 2017, at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport
Hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing, the weekend will feature the CAF Tuskegee Red Tail Squadron traveling exhibit, “Rise Above,” with its restored P-51 Mustang, “Tuskegee Airmen.” [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…]
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…]
Captain Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., squadron commander of the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group – the famed Tuskegee Airmen or “Red Tails” – passed away in New York on July 2. He was 94. [Read more…]
Wings Over Miami continues to celebrate special individuals in history with the visit of the Tuskegee Airmen traveling exhibit and the arrival of the Texas Raiders, a B-17 Flying Fortress, March 24-27 at Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport (KTMB). [Read more…]
DALLAS – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, distributed 178 of its RISE ABOVE Resource Kits to schools in honor of Black History Month.
Schools in 39 states received the kits that are designed for teachers and youth leaders to educate students about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. [Read more…]