About the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit
The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit is one-of-a-kind. It is housed in a 53′ long customized trailer with sides that slide out to create a 30-seat climate-controlled movie theater with a 160-degree panoramic screen. The exciting original movie, “RISE ABOVE,” is certain to entertain as well as educate viewers.
The exhibit is sponsored by the Texas Flying Legends Museum based in Houston, TX. Like the CAF Red Tail Squadron, the Texas Flying Legends Museum uses aviation and history as educational tools.
At air shows and other public venues, admission to the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit is free with on-site registration of a valid email address. At schools and youth clubs, admission is free and email information is not requested.
If you’re a kid interested in becoming an astronaut, you couldn’t have a better cheerleader than a Tuskegee Airman. In the school version of the “RISE ABOVE” movie, a young student with that dream finds out that his new friend fought in a long-ago war as a pilot. He also learns that the man had to overcome many obstacles to reach his goal and that any goal worth having is worth working for. Tuskegee Airman Col. (ret) Charles E. McGee plays himself. “Col. Mac” flew an astounding 409 combat missions during three wars: WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
The movie highlights who the Tuskegee Airmen are and how they overcame so many obstacles to be allowed to train and fight as the first black U.S. Army Air Corps pilots. The film also features the story of the more than 10,000 other black men and women who trained hard to support the pilots. The courage and determination they all exhibited in the 1940s as they rose above adversity to meet their goals still has the power to inspire Americans today. In addition, the movie will give viewers a thrilling feel for what it’s like to fly a P-51C Mustang!
“RISE ABOVE” was created by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Adam White of Hemlock Films. This is the third time White has made a documentary featuring the story of the Tuskegee Airmen. He said, “It’s been my privilege to meet and work with many of the Tuskegee Airmen while making Red Tail Reborn, Flight of the Red Tail, and now Rise Above. I’m pleased to be part of the team that is ensuring that the dedication and accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen will not be forgotten.”
Be a Hometown Hero – Bring The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit To Your Event
The CAF Red Tail Squadron RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit travels the country and could be available to make a stop at an air show or other major event in your area. Imagine the draw an exhibit like this would be! As an added bonus, if time permits, the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit could also spend time at a local school, youth club or other venue where young people could see it and be inspired. Call 1-812-240-2560 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.