CAF Red Tail Squadron Celebrates Black History Month
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will bring its RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit back to Dallas Executive Airport for a free Black History Month program January 29 – February 16, 2018. The CAF invites area schools, churches and civic groups to a free field trip that will provide students with an opportunity to learn about and be inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first African-American military pilots and their support personnel.
The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit is a mobile movie theater operated by the CAF Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen. It features a unique, large-format, curved screen theater allowing students to experience the original 30-minute film, “Rise Above,” in an immersive setting. The film tells the inspirational story of the Tuskegee Airmen and their struggle for civil rights and equality. It also gives viewers the exciting sensation of flying in a P-51C Mustang, the signature aircraft of the Tuskegee Airmen.
While emphasizing the valuable life lessons of the Tuskegee Airmen, students will experience CAF’s Flight Plan for Life, a unique activity designed to help young people create a path to success while articulating their life goals. Visitors will also get “hands-on” with history, handling artifacts from World War II. Various veterans will be onsite during selected hours to meet with students and share their experiences.
Space is limited for the free event and is booked by reservation only. Contact Bill Shepard at the CAF at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-330-1700 ext. 114 to schedule your school, community group or youth organization.
January 29 – February 16
Monday – Friday only
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.