The CAF RISE ABOVE: RED TAIL Traveling Exhibit will return to Dallas for a Black History Month program. This field trip provides students with an opportunity to learn about the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first African-American Military Pilots, and how the Airmen overcame segregation and adversity to become some of America’s best pilots in World War II.
The exhibit features a unique large-format curved screen theater which allows students to experience our RISE ABOVE film in an interactive setting. The film covers the topic of civil rights and the uphill struggle for equality as it pertains to this important piece of history. It also gives viewers an exciting feeling of flying in a rebuilt P-51 Mustang.
Not only is the CAF RISE ABOVE Exhibit educational, but it is inspirational – recounting the story of a team of volunteers who struggled against their own challenges in an effort to honor the Tuskegee Airmen, by rebuilding – and flying – a P-51 Mustang, the iconic ride of the “Red Tails.” These volunteers explain how the lessons of the Airmen inspired them, and how they can help us all overcome adversity.
Students will participate in activities designed to emphasize the lessons of the Tuskegee Airmen. These goal-setting activities designed to help young people create a path to success while articulating their life goals. Students will also be able to get “hands-on” history, handling artifacts from World War II.
Groups will be led by CAF Vice President of Education Bill Shepard. Shepard received his pilot’s license at age 16 and is now an airshow pilot. Shepard believes in the importance of perseverance and dedication in tackling life’s obstacles by taking inspiration from real-life stories of individuals who served our country in World War II.
To learn more about the CAF RISE ABOVE program watch the video at https://youtu.be/A7h4VmIPGBM.
Cost: No cost for students or chaperones.
Chaperones: 1 per 14 students
Visit Length: 2 hours
Location: Dallas Executive Airport, CAF Headquarters,
5661 Mariner Drive, Dallas, TX 75237
There is no lunch provider on site.
For questions or to sign up contact: Bill Shepard
(214) 330-1700 ext 114
The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit will be on display at the British Flying Training School Museum for their open house April 4-8, 2018, 9am-4pm each day. For more information about the museum, please see: http://bftsmuseum.org/
The CAF Red Tail Squadron’s P-51C Mustang and RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit will be featured at this year’s Wayne County Airport Open House May 9-13, 2018. Be sure to make plans to attend this great event!
Make plans to attend the 2018 Wings and Wheels Car Show and Air Show at the Mercer County Airport, featuring the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s P-51C Mustang and RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit, May 24-27, 2018!