Profile - The CAF Red Tail Project

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South St. Paul, MN, United States
The mission of the Commemorative Air Force's (CAF) Red Tail Squadron is to preserve and share the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, America's first black military pilots. The Airmen served with distinction during WWII (and beyond). They overcame racism on the ground to fight fascism in the air, fighting for a country that turned a blind eye to policies and a large population that discriminated against these men and their families because of the color of their skin. The CAF Red Tail Squadron restored and flies a red-tailed P-51C Mustang such as the Airmen flew during WWII. The airplane appears at air shows in North America and at each stop her crew tells the story of the Airmen and how through persistence and courage they overcame huge obstacles in order to serve in the military. In 2011, the CAF Red Tail Squadron developed a traveling exhibit called "RISE ABOVE" to educate people - especially young people - about the Airmen and how they demonstrated the importance of setting goals and overcoming obstacles in order to succeed.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Hello from the Tallahassee!

Always on the road and never a dull moment!

We love sharing our message of inspiration, courage, integrity and triumph over adversity with the communities we visit, and especially with school-aged children. This week while visiting Tallahassee, Florida, the CAF Red Tail Squadron RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit was once again the stopping point for a school field trip. These students learned the inspiring story of the Tuskegee Airmen and saw our P-51C Mustang aircraft up close and personal.

Students from Tallahassee speaking with CAF Red Tail Squadron Leader, Brad Lang

Want your students to see our exhibit, or better yet bring the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit to your school or event? Contact us at 812-240-2560 or to find out how to bring RISE ABOVE to you or when we plan to make a stop at an air show or other major event in your area. 

Next stop…April 24-28th at Warriors and Warbirds in Monroe, North Carolina.  We hope to see you there!

The CAF Red Tail Squadron is volunteer-driven 501c3 organization that operates as part of the Commemorative Air Force. For more information about the Squadron and its educational mission, visit

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