After an incident last year resulted in an 11 month restoration, the CAF Red Tail Squadron's P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen will return to flight this 2017 air show season to wow audiences with its aerobatic tribute to our nation’s first black military pilots and their support personnel.
Our unique cross-country outreach program also includes the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit. This mobile movie theater takes visitors on a journey through time – and then through the air – with the original short film “Rise Above.” The theater’s dynamic 160-degree panoramic screen creates the sensation of being in the cockpit soaring above the clouds in a P-51C Mustang, the signature aircraft of the Tuskegee Airmen. Entrance to the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit is always free, although tickets may be required to host venues.
Here is a snapshot of where you can find the CAF Red Tail Squadron. For a full list of events, visit redtail.org/calendar.
Dallas, TX – February 6-17
CAF National Airbase Tribute to Black History Month
Yuma, AZ – March 17-18
MCAS Yuma Airshow
Columbus, GA – April 8-9
Thunder in the Valley Air Show
Montgomery, AL – April 8-9
Maxwell Air Force Base Air Show
Meridian, MS – April 15
Community Open House at Key Field
Panama City, FL – April 22-23
Gulf Coast Salute Open House & Air Show
Lake Charles, LA – April 28-30
Chennault International Airshow
Waseca, MN – July 13-17
Waseca County Free Fair
Ypsilanti, MI – September 2-4
Thunder Over Michigan Air Show
Omaha, NE – September 13-17
Nebraska Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Community Outreach Event
Port Clinton, OH – September 20-24
Liberty Aviation Museum Open House
Tallahassee, FL – October 31-November 5
Community Open House
Atlanta, GA – October 7-8
CAF Atlanta Warbird Weekend
While on tour, the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit makes additional visits to local schools where students are encouraged to think critically about the group’s Six Guiding Principles – Aim High, Believe In Yourself, Use Your Brain, Be Ready To Go, Never Quit and Expect to Win. Contact Kristi Younkin, logistics coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (479) 228-4520 for information on how to bring the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit to your community.
The CAF Red Tail Squadron is a volunteer-driven 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. Learn more at www.redtail.org.