It would be interesting to know how many pictures have been taken of the CAF Red Tail Project's P51-C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen during its flight "lifetime" to date. It's probably in the tens of thousands if you include pictures that were taken during its two restorations.
I received an email out of the blue from a retired gentleman in Ohio named Roger Fair who happened to be at the Port Clinton (OH) airport when one of the airplane's talented pilots, Paul Stojkov, brought it in for a landing. Mr. Fair enjoys photography and took some nice shots of the Mustang. He then took the time to email me to let me know he'd be posting them on his blog. He included some nice commentary with his photos. You can see them here. If you have any photos of the airplane you'd like to share with us, please email email@example.com.
There are also a number of videos showing the Mustang in flight on YouTube. Just search for "red tail project." The Mustang is the perfect photography subject - there are no bad angles and even in the rain it looks good!
The Mustang was in Ohio to be part of the filming of the informational and inspirational film about the Tuskegee Airmen that will be shown in the Project's new RISE ABOVE mobile exhibit. The exhibit will feature a 30-seat theater with a 180-degree screen, which will ensure a thrilling viewing experience.
RISE ABOVE is scheduled to be on the road by July of this year, traveling to air shows with the Mustang and to schools, malls and other venues during the weeks that there are no air shows scheduled. We at the CAF Red Tail Project couldn't be more delighted to know that the Project's mission, as articulated by the Project's visionary and original leader, the late Don Hinz, is taking another big step forward: "Our objective is to carry the lessons and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen into every classroom in America."
The CAF Red Tail Project is a volunteer-driven 501c3 non-profit organization that operates under the auspices of the Commemorative Air Force. For more information, please visit redtail.org.