THE CAF REDTAIL SQUADRON’S

“RISE ABOVE”

Traveling Exhibit



INTRODUCTION 

The goal of the Commemorative Air Force (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 be an asset to your school, corporate, or group event and offers the following package:

 A rare P-51C Mustang – will draw crowds and media attention for four reasons:

-it is one of only four like it still flying.

-it has a bright red tail and is key part to the educational mission;

-its mission is to help people - particularly young people - understand and appreciate the history and legacy of a special group of black pilots who flew combat aircraft sporting bright red tails as they fought during WWII;

-it is available for orientation flights with the traveling exhibit.


 

  P-51C Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen" Benjamin O. Davis JR.
Lt. General USAF (ret.)

The name “By Request” was the name of Col. B.O. Davis’ Mustang. He named his plane this because white bomber pilots would request the Tuskegee Airmen to escort them due to their excellent fighter coverage.

Aircraft Markings
The colors represent the four fighter squadrons in the 332nd Group.

The red and yellow cowling represents the 302nd Fighter Squadron.

The A on the side represents the 99th Fighter Squadron.

The yellow banding on the wings represents the 301st Fighter Squadron.

The red fins on the wings represent the 100th Fighter Squadron


The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit – Housed in a 53’ long semi-rig, the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit 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 will also give viewers a feel for what it’s like to pilot a Mustang!

Pre-show publicity - via the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit when it appears at local venues like schools and malls in the days prior to an event. The CAF Red Tail Squadron team will distribute flyers or other infor­mation you provide about the upcoming air show or event to everyone who views the inspirational movie about the Tuskegee Airmen.  

Suzy Sparacio of Naperville grins from ear to ear after her half-hour flight at Schaumburg Airport, Illinois in a P-51C Mustang flown by Brad Lang, In the background, son of a Tuskegee Airman.
                    
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Be on the lookout for the movie    Red Tails at your local movie theater.    January 20 2012!


Additionally, with this new educational traveling exhibit, you will want to find a highly visible location on the event grounds or tarmac to display the P-51C Mustang along with the

CAF Red Tail Squadron RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit 

Contact information 

We are excited about the possibility of our presence at your event. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone 800.56.TOPGUN (86748) or email info@fighterpilotsusa.com to obtain further details and availability.

CHECK SIX!

THE CAF REDTAIL SQUADRON’S

“RISE ABOVE”

Traveling Exhibit



INTRODUCTION 

The goal of the Commemorative Air Force (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 be an asset to your school, corporate, or group event and offers the following package:

 A rare P-51C Mustang – will draw crowds and media attention for four reasons:

-it is one of only four like it still flying.

-it has a bright red tail and is key part to the educational mission;

-its mission is to help people - particularly young people - understand and appreciate the history and legacy of a special group of black pilots who flew combat aircraft sporting bright red tails as they fought during WWII;

-it is available for orientation flights with the traveling exhibit.


 

  P-51C Mustang “Tuskegee Airmen" Benjamin O. Davis JR.
Lt. General USAF (ret.)

The name “By Request” was the name of Col. B.O. Davis’ Mustang. He named his plane this because white bomber pilots would request the Tuskegee Airmen to escort them due to their excellent fighter coverage.

Aircraft Markings
The colors represent the four fighter squadrons in the 332nd Group.

The red and yellow cowling represents the 302nd Fighter Squadron.

The A on the side represents the 99th Fighter Squadron.

The yellow banding on the wings represents the 301st Fighter Squadron.

The red fins on the wings represent the 100th Fighter Squadron


The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit – Housed in a 53’ long semi-rig, the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit 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 will also give viewers a feel for what it’s like to pilot a Mustang!

Pre-show publicity - via the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit when it appears at local venues like schools and malls in the days prior to an event. The CAF Red Tail Squadron team will distribute flyers or other infor­mation you provide about the upcoming air show or event to everyone who views the inspirational movie about the Tuskegee Airmen.  

Suzy Sparacio of Naperville grins from ear to ear after her half-hour flight at Schaumburg Airport, Illinois in a P-51C Mustang flown by Brad Lang, In the background, son of a Tuskegee Airman.
                    
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Be on the lookout for the movie    Red Tails at your local movie theater.    January 20 2012!


Additionally, with this new educational traveling exhibit, you will want to find a highly visible location on the event grounds or tarmac to display the P-51C Mustang along with the

CAF Red Tail Squadron RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit 

Contact information 

We are excited about the possibility of our presence at your event. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone 800.56.TOPGUN (86748) or email info@fighterpilotsusa.com to obtain further details and availability.

CHECK SIX!

 

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