Join us for this exhibition of the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.
The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit, presented by the Commemorative Air Force’s Red Tail Squadron, will feature a 1940s P-51C Mustang fighter airplane similar to those flown by the Tuskegee Airmen and a documentary film entitled Rise Above.
The goal of the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit is to share with everyone the Inspiring legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen – America’s first black military pilots and their crewmen. Their courage, determination and ability to triumph over adversity during World War II can serve to inspire others about how to succeed today.
This unique educational traveling exhibit will offer the following: A rare P-51C Mustang — will draw crowds and media attention for three reasons: it is one of only four like it still flying, it has a bright red tail and it is a key part of an educational mission. That mission is to help people – particularly young people – understand and appreciate the history and legacy of a special group of black pilots who flew airplanes sporting bright red tails as they fought the Nazis during WWII — the Tuskegee Airmen.
The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit, housed in a 53′ long semi-rig, contains a 30-seat temperature-controlled movie theater with a 180- degree screen. Every 45 minutes, it will run a 30-minute movie that highlights who the Tuskegee Airmen are, how they overcame obstacles to be allowed to train and fight as U. S. Army Air Corps pilots, how more than 10,000 other black men and women also trained hard to support the pilots, and what the courage and determination they exhibited then still means to all Americans today.
The movie, Rise Above, will also give viewers a feel for what it’s like to pilot a Mustang!
The exhibition will be open to the public on:
- September 11-13 from 10 AM to 5 PM as scheduled school tours allow;
- September 14 from 9 AM to 6 PM;
- and September 15 from 10 AM to 5 PM.
For more information about the exhibit or the museum, please visit: http://www.aeromuseum.org.
For more information about the Commemorative Air Force’s Red Tail Squadron, please visit: http://www.redtail.org.