August – October 2014

Ontario, Canada – Canadian International Air Show @ Canadian National Exhibition
Aug 30 – Sep 1 all-day

The CIAS takes place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada over Lake Ontario and is best viewed at the southwest waterfront grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), south of the bandshell. Show-centre is located directly in front of our VIP Guest Enclosure and the best viewing locations include the CNE grounds and our VIP Guest Enclosure for which a very limited number of tickets are available for purchase.

Bill Shepard will be flying the P-51C Mustang in the show.

Nebraska @ Alfonza W. Davis Middle School
Sep 3 – Sep 5 all-day

The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit will be on display at the Alfonza W. Davis Middle School.  Students will be scheduled from area schools.  If you want to see the RISE ABOVE movie, contact Robert Rose to set up a time for you and your group to see the movie.  We can accommodate 30-35 during each movie showing.  On Saturday, the Mustang may be in the area for static display.  Details are still being worked out.

Missouri (St. Joseph) @ Hillyard Technical School
Sep 9 – Sep 12 all-day

The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit will be set up at the Hillyard Technical Center beginning on Tuesday, September 9 through Friday, September 12.   If you have a group that you want to bring to enjoy the RISE ABOVE Experience, just call the Tuskegee Eagles at 816-253-1049.

Rides in the P-51C Mustang will be available for only $2,000.00. To schedule call Marvona at 812-240-2560

Missouri – St. Joseph @ Rosecrans Memorial Airport
Sep 12 – Sep 13 all-day

The Red Tail P-51C Mustang will be at the Rosecrans Memorial Airport on Friday and Saturday, September 12-13, 2014.  This is sponsored by the Tuskegee Eagles in collaboration with the St. Joseph Schools.  Associated acitvities include planned Young Eagles flights and a fly-in breakfast open to the public.  Rides in the P-51C Mustang will be available.  The P-51C will serve as a centerpiece for a VIP Luncheon September 12 in the hangar at Rosecrans.

Call 812-240-2560 to schedule your once-in-a-lifetime ride in the beautiful P-51C Mustang for only $2,000.00 for 30 minutes of flight.

Virginia – Let Freedom Ring – Wise, VA @ Lonesome Pine Airport
Sep 16 – Sep 20 all-day

“Let Freedom Ring” will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Lonesome Pine Airport in Wise, Virginia. Educational event and fly-in featuring the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron P51-C Mustang and “Rise Above” Traveling Exhibit, and the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation with their C-54 “Spirit of Freedom.” A candy drop for the kids commemorating the one that took place during the Berlin Airlift will take place on Saturday, September 20th. The event is sponsored by EAA Chapter 1416 and the Cumberlands Airport Commission. For more information contact Bob Spera at (276) 328-5300 or or visit the Lonesome Pine Airport page on Facebook.

Texas – Air Power Expo (Dallas)
Oct 2 – Oct 5 all-day

There are no details available.

Texas – Midland Airsho @ Midland Airport
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm


P-40 Warhawk in Flight

The Commemorative Air Force’s AIRSHO, is an Airshow held at Midland International Airport in Midland, Texas. The CAF’s first AIRSHO was held in 1963, making it one of the oldest Airshows in the country. AIRSHO is also known as “The Best Warbird Show in America.” The CAF currently has 164 warbird aircraft in the fleet, many of which attend AIRSHO. For a list of aircraft schedule to appear, click here.

In addition to one of the most impressive flying displays of vintage military aircraft, you’ll also see some of the most popular civilian aerobatic performers.  AIRSHO offers visitors a chance to get close to the aircraft and see them perform in ways you won’t experience anywhere else.   Both the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s P-51C Mustang and the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit will be on display.

In addition to dazzling display of aircraft, you want to be sure to watch the CAF’s Pyrotechnic Groups, the “Blastards” and “EOD” (Explosive Ordnance Detachment) . These award-winning groups of licensed pyrotechnic technicians shake the ground with simulated bombing raids, strafing runs and the infamous “wall of fire.” Watch history come alive before your very eyes (and ears!).

Texas – Round Up For Kids @ Camp Hearne
Oct 15 – Oct 18 all-day

Plans are underway for the CAF Red Tail Squadron to visit Camp Hearne at 12424 Camp Hearne Third Street, Hearne, Texas  77859.  We will release more information, as it becomes available.  In the meantime, get your organization or group together and we can schedule a time for your RISE ABOVE Experience.

Texas – DFW’s Aviation & Transportation Expo @ DFW International airport, Dallas, Texas
Oct 24 all-day

Join the CAF Red Tail Squadron as we participate at the DFW’s Aviation & Transportation Career Expo.  Both the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit and the P-51C Mustang will be on display.  We are excited to invite your school to attend DFW’s Aviation & Transportation Career Expo. Join us October 24, 2014, for this K-12 career awareness event.

For the past 11 years, DFW International Airport, in conjunction with American Airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration and Tarrant County College, hosts more than 3,500 students at its annual Aviation & Transportation Career Expo – one of the largest educational events of the year in North Texas.

The Career Expo gives students from Dallas/Fort Worth and the neighboring communities an opportunity to learn about careers, ask questions of industry experts and enjoy a hands-on experience in a variety of aviation and transportation fields – from piloting a major airline plane to managing a local or national rail line or driving an emergency response vehicle.

Numerous static aircraft, vehicles displays and information booths representing local, regional and national members of the aviation and transportation community will be available to everyone attending this dynamic educational experience.

Be sure to sign–up your school today and be a part of this exciting and educational event. See you in October at the Aviation & Transportation Career Expo!

Texas – RISE ABOVE to participate at Sky Ball XII!
Oct 25 all-day

American Airlines Sky Ball XII, in Support of the Airpower Foundation, will honor all of our Nations Military service members, Veterans, and their families. American Airlines Sky Ball XII will include a special tribute to those who have served in Korea, and a branch of Service salute to the United States Navy. Several of America’s living Recipients of the Medal of Honor along with many distinguished guests and dignitaries will be in attendance. We will be privileged to host many wounded warriors as special VIP guests of American Airlines Sky Ball XII.

Thanks to our donors we are able to participate in this event, which will make a real difference in the lives of thousands of children! It will be held in conjunction with the DFW International Airport’s Aviation Expo, which means that more than 5,000 students from all around North Texas will be participating.


The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, and the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit are not affiliated with Tuskegee Airmen Inc. All funds donated to the CAF Red Tail Squadron are used by the CAF in our education and aviation outreach programs in our effort to educate and inspire young people with the lessons and heritage of the Tuskegee Airmen. Endorsement of CAF activities by original Tuskegee Airmen, members of Tuskegee Airmen Inc. or their family members should not be considered to be an endorsement by Tuskegee Airmen Inc.