Press Release: CAF Red Tail Squadron
CAF Red Tail Squadron is a 501c3 non-profit group based out of Terre Haute, Indiana that is affiliated with the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). When the CAF Red Tail Squadron was established in the mid-1990s, it had one goal: To educate Americans about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. Their courage in overcoming racism on the ground and the Luftwaffe in the air during WWII, and the fine examples of citizenship they set when they returned from war, contain life lessons for us
CAF Red Tail Squadron has developed unique educational program that offers the following and is a unique asset at any venue:
Tour of the P-51C Mustang: It is one of only four like it still flying.
It creates interest in the story of the Tuskegee Airmen- America's first black military pilots (and their crews) - who flew airplanes just like it during World War II
The "RISE ABOVE" Movie Traveling Exhibit
Housed in a 53' long semi-rig, the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit contains a 30-seat temperature-controlled movie theater with a 180- degree curved screen. The movie shown on that screen highlights who the Tuskegee Airmen are, how they overcame obstacles to be allowed to train and fight as U.S. Army Air Corps pilots, how more than 10,000 other black men and women also trained hard to support the pilots, and what the courage and determination they exhibited 60 years ago means to Americans today. There is no cost to visit the exhibit, and there is an electronic ramp for handicap access to the exhibit.
Event Date: April 17-20th
Location: Million Air's Fixed Based Operator - 3254 Capital Circle SW, Tallahassee, Fl.
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Event takes approximately 45 minutes; 30 minute movie and 15 minute tour of P-51 Mustang.
There is no charge for the event. Maximum capacity is one group of 30-40 students at a time per hour.