Red Wing, Minn. – March 21, 2018 – The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, has added a section to their website for webinars that offers a new way to learn from and be inspired by original Tuskegee Airmen and their experiences. Available anytime on-demand, the site currently features five webinars that explore a range of topics related to the experiences of Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. More will be added in the future.
Last month, the CAF Red Tail Squadron hosted a webinar with Tuskegee Airman pilot and POW Dr. Harold Brown that drew hundreds of participants. The event is now available for on-demand viewing for people of all ages to learn from and enjoy.
“Helping to educate kids and adults about the Tuskegee Airmen, and inspire them through their life lessons, is at the core of what we do,” said LaVone Kay, CAF Red Tail Squadron marketing director. “The way in which we have worked to fulfill this mission has grown and evolved since our humble beginnings. The addition of an area of our website dedicated to past and future webinars illustrates our dedication to making educational and inspirational content about the Tuskegee Airmen free and easy to access.”
The Squadron’s educational outreach efforts began with the showcasing their P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen at airshows, then grew to include the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit mobile movie theater, showing the original film “Rise Above” at airshows, community events and schools. The group now offers an extensive collection of online education resources available for free, including a RISE ABOVE Resource Kit for educators and parents and the innovative CAF Red Tail Squadron Virtual Museum.
The work of the CAF Red Tail Squadron relies solely on the donations of its supporters. To lend your support to help honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen and pass on their important lessons to the next generation, please visit redtail.org/support-the-mission/donate/.
About the CAF Red Tail Squadron
The CAF Red Tail Squadron is committed to telling the inspirational story of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel. RISE ABOVE: Red Tail, their three-fold outreach program, includes an airworthy P-51C Mustang and the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit mobile theater. These two exciting and entertaining vehicles tour the country year round with stops at airshows, schools, museums and community events. In addition, the group curates and provides extensive educational resources for students, teachers, youth leaders and anyone looking to learn more and be inspired by these remarkable American trailblazers. The CAF Red Tail Squadron is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization part of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), a non-military group that restores and flies combat aircraft to remember the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history. Learn more at redtail.org.
Visit www.redtail.org/news-media-kit for access to photos, footage and materials especially for the media.