Profile - The CAF Red Tail Project

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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, May 17, 2013

Hey batter, batter... Look up!

Take you’re midnight train to Georgia and come see us in Atlanta! The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit is making tracks to Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves. Thanks to the good folks at KIA, we’ll be there Thursday, May 30 through Sunday, June 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. And of course admission to the exhibit is FREE!

The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit will be a part of the inaugural Atlanta Braves Heritage Weekend. And it gets better! Be at the Braves game Friday, May 31st or Saturday, June 1st and experience a flyover by our very own P-51C Mustang.

Find us at Turner Field’s Monument Grove at 755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta, 30315. Take me out to the ballgame!

And don’t forget we’ll be hanging out in the Big Easy on Saturday, May 25th thanks to the generous folks at Flightline First. This outstanding FBO located at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport will be presenting the exhibit in conjunction with the National WWII Museum.  If you’re in the area, stop by and see us at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport at 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., New Orleans, LA, 70126.

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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