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Jan
28
Mon
Texas – @ CAF Headquarters - Dallas Executive Airport
Jan 28 – Feb 8 all-day

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
bshepard@cafhq.org

Feb
19
Tue
Florida – @ Million Air FBO
Feb 19 – Feb 23 all-day

The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit and P-51C Mustang will be on display from Tuesday, February 19 through Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Million Air FBO in Tallahassee, Florida.  Stay tuned for more details.

Feb
27
Wed
North Carolina – @ North Carolina Transportation Museum
Feb 27 – Mar 3 all-day

The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit will be on display at the North Carolina Transportation Museum as part of their 49 Days of Gratitude Event, February 27-March 3, 2019 from 9am to 5pm daily.  For more information about the museum, please see: https://www.nctrans.org/

Apr
26
Fri
South Carolina – MCAS Beaufort Air Show @ MCAS Beaufort
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day

The MCAS Beaufort Air Show April 27-28 will feature our P-51C Mustang and RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit.  For more information on the air show, please see: http://www.beaufortairshow.com/

May
10
Fri
Maryland – Joint Base Andrews Air Show @ Joint Base Andrews
May 10 – May 12 all-day

The Joint Base Andrews Air Show May 10-12 will feature our P-51C Mustang and RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit.  For more information on the air show, please see: https://www.jba.af.mil/Home/Air-Show/

Jun
7
Fri
Indiana – Fort Wayne Air Show @ Indiana Air National Guard
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day

The Fort Wayne Air Show June 7-9 will feature our P-51C Mustang and RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit.  For more information on the air show, please see: https://www.fwairshow.com/

Jun
12
Wed
Kentucky – @ Bowling Green – Warren County Regional Airport
Jun 12 – Jun 15 all-day

The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit will be on display at the Bowling Green – Warren County Regional Airport as part of their Aviation Heritage Park Hangar Party, June 12-15.  Check back for more information as it gets closer to the event.

Jul
6
Sat
Missouri – Kansas City Air Show @ Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport
Jul 6 – Jul 7 all-day

The Kansas City Air Show July 6-7 will feature our P-51C Mustang and RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit.  For more information on the air show, please see: https://www.kcairshow.org/

Jul
22
Mon
Wisconsin – EAA AirVenture @ Wittman Regional Airport
Jul 22 – Jul 28 all-day

Come see the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit and meet original Tuskegee Airmen at KidVenture located inside the EAA AirVenture convention grounds at Pioneer Airport.

KidVenture is open Monday, July 22 through Saturday, July 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Sunday, July 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The P-51C Mustang will also be on static display in the Warbirds area of the EAA AirVenture convention grounds at Whittman Regional Airport.

For more information about EAA AirVenture, please visit: https://www.eaa.org/eaa

Sep
6
Fri
Missouri – Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo @ Spirit of St. Louis Airport
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day

The Spirit of St. Louis Air Show & STEM Expo, September 6-8, 2019 will feature our P-51C Mustang and RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit.  For more information on the air show, please see: http://spirit-airshow.com/