We are proud to be a part of the CAF Dixie Wing’s FREE Atlanta Warbird Weekend October 7-8 at the Dekalb-Peachtree Airport in Chamblee, Ga! The family-friendly event will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Tuskegee Airmen and the achievements of African American pilots. Slated to appear are over 20 original Tuskegee Airmen, including Lt Col Robert Friend, Col Charles McGee and Lt Col Harold Brown, along with several other World War II veterans.
This spectacular event is an all out tribute to these pioneering aviators, featuring almost every type of aircraft flown by the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II! Come hear the sound of these warbirds as they wow the audience, inspiring people of all ages with the excitement of aviation.
Come see our RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit and our P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen! The PT-17 Stearman, BT-13, T-6 Texan, P-40, P-47, P-51C, P-51D and B-25 Mitchell bomber – all aircraft types flown by Tuskegee Airmen – will all be available for up close viewing. To learn how each of these exciting aircraft are significant to the Airmen, check out the free “Aim High: The Aircraft of the Tuskegee Airmen” at redtail.org.
The weekend lineup also includes:
Outdoor movie on the airport ramp – Come enjoy the acclaimed documentary, “In their Own Words: Tuskegee Airmen” Friday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m., followed by a Q&A session with original Tuskegee Airmen! Bring your own chair and a $5 donation to support the education outreach efforts of the CAF Dixie Wing.
Take a ride in a B-17 – Get a close-up look at a real bomber from World War II, the B-17 flying fortress Aluminum Overcast, operated by the Experimental Aircraft Association. Purchase tickets for the ride of a lifetime!
Soar through the clouds in a warbird – If fast fighters and tough trainers excite the aviation buff in you, consider purchasing a ride in one of these meticulously restored and maintained World War II aircraft, part of the CAF Dixie Wing collection.
Hosted by the CAF Dixie Wing, Atlanta Warbird Weekend is celebration of the men, women and machines of the Greatest Generation. In metro Atlanta, there are significant historical resources and the event is the catalyst to bring together the organizations, aircraft and people that keep this history alive. The event will take place 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 at the DeKalb–Peachtree Airport. The event is FREE, and parking is available for $15.
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.