Washington – Tacoma Freedom Fair @ Tacoma Narrows Airport
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm

Tacoma, Washington – make plans now to join us as the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit makes its first appearance in Tacoma at the Tacoma Narrows Airport (KTIW). The RISE ABOVE movie will be shown Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Groups are invited to call ahead and schedule their time to enjoy their RISE ABOVE Experience. The theater can seat up to 35 people every 45 minutes on Friday – call Doug at 253-405-9604 to schedule your group. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Sunday School Classes make your plans now to attend. Friday and Saturday at the Airport by appointment only and Sunday during the Wings and Wheels Airshow.

Then look to the skies as the P-51C Mustang “Tuskegee Airman” will be flying over the water front on Saturday and at Tacoma Narrows Airport on Sunday.


Washington – Arlington Fly-In @ Arlington Municipal Airport
Jul 9 – Jul 11 all-day

The Arlington Fly-In know as the West Coast Premier Recreation Aviation Event takes place balloon glow at the Arlington Municipal Airport, Washington State. Our mission to share the joy of flight comes alive during this three day celebration.

Plan now to attend and see the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s beautiful P-51C Mustang and the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit.

Arlington Fly-In, located at the Arlington Municipal Airport in Washington State began as a one day fly-in and spaghetti feed in 1969. It has grown to become one of the most popular sport aviation events in the West. The “County Fair with Airplanes” is one of the friendliest Fly-In destinations. This event has something for everyone, from radio controlled flight to Hot Air Balloons to Bi-Plane rides.

Over 1,000 aircraft including Powered Parachutes, Home Builts, Classic, Vintage and Warbirds and 55,000 guests participate in and enjoy the festival of aerobatics, hands-on workshops, educational forums, aircraft judging and many other aviation-oriented activities

Oregon – Oregon International Air Show @ Hillsboro Airport
Jul 17 – Jul 19 all-day

The CAF Red Tail Squadron will be appearing at the Oregon International Air Show on July 17-19, 2015.  Make plans now to see the beautiful P-51 C Mustang and the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit while at the show.  The RISE ABOVE movie will be playing continuously once the gates open.  The Mustang will perform in the show, but will be with the Exhibit when possible.

This will be the first visit for the CAF Red Tail Squadron in Oregon – so come on out to see the RISE ABOVE movie and Mustang.  The US Navy Blue Angels will also be performing along with many other performers.

EAA AirVenture @ EAA AirVenture
Jul 19 – Jul 26 all-day

Come see the P51-C Mustang and meet Colonel Charles McGee at AirVenture!

Wisconsin – EAA AirVenture @ Wittman Regional Airport
Jul 20 – Jul 26 all-day

Our beautiful P-51C Mustang will be on display during EAA AirVenture 2015.  Be sure to attend on Saturday, July 25 for a special presentation at 1:00 pm.

Colorado – Rocky Mountain Airshow @ Rocky Mountain Metro Airport
Aug 14 – Aug 16 all-day

The CAF Red Tail Squadron hopes to bring inspiration to Broomfield, Colorado.  We currently to bring the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit and the P-51C Mustang to the Rocky Mountain Airshow.  This show will be held at the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport in Broomfield, Colorado.

But we could use your help.  We have raised over half of the funding required.  If you are interested in helping us bring our inspiration to Broomfield with both our RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit and Mustang, then call Marvona at 812-240-2560 or

We hope to make it to Colorado this year – but we need your help!

Missouri – Kansas City Aviation Expo @ Kansas City Wheeler Downtown Airport
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – Aug 23 @ 5:00 pm

The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit along with the P-51C Mustang will be performing at the Kansas City Aviation Expo on Saturday, August 22 through Sunday, August 23, 2015.  The event is held at the Charles B Wheeler Downtown Airport.

Our visit to Kansas City is possible thanks to Robert Brogden Buick GMC.  They will be set up with our Exhibit and Mustang during the event.  Other who have helped with our appearance are the Kansas City Chapter of Black Pilots of America (KCBPA).    So make plans now to come out to enjoy your RISE ABOVE Experience and see the great folks from Robert Brogden Buick GMC and the Kansas City Chapter of Black Pilots of America (KCBPA).

OPEN DATE in the Midwest
Aug 26 @ 3:30 pm – Aug 29 @ 6:01 pm

Both the Mustang and the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit are available in the Midwest to visit for a few days.

Omaha, Nebraska is trying to find the funding, but their major sponsor just fell through – so we are looking for someone to help us get to Omaha – or somewhere else in the Midwest, as we make our way to Cleveland, Ohio.

Contact Marvona Welsh at 812-240-2560 or, if you have any suggestions!

Ontario – Brantford Rotary Charity Airshow @ Brantford Rotary Charity Airshow
Sep 2 all-day

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 will be a spectacular display of aerobatic performances, military aircraft on display, as well as local performers and other surprises. Catch that perfect photo as the aircraft take off from the runway directly in front of you, collect autographs throughout the day from performers, and help pack a parachute.  There is something for every member of the family!

Bill Shepard will perform in the P-51C Red Tail Mustang.  So make plans now to come out and watch Bill fly and he will be available to sign autographs and answer your questions!

This show delivers affordable fun family-friendly entertainment for all. So bring a lawn chair, and claim your spot front-row-centre, right on the tarmac in the heart of the action.

Ohio – Cleveland National Air Show @ Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport
Sep 5 – Sep 7 all-day

The CAF Red Tail Squadron will be making their 2nd appearance at the Cleveland National Air Show on September 5-7, 2015.