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体育在线365A piece of history lands in Tallahassee next week to share the story of the Tuskegee Airmen: America’s first black military pilots. The public has free admission to view a fully restored P-51C Mustang, the iconic signature aircraft of the Tuskegee Airmen, while pilots with extensive knowledge share the inspiring history.

The exhibit will be open for drop-ins beginning Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Flightline Group Hangar near near Tallahassee International Airport, 3256 Capital Circle SW.

The Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron, in partnership with Dr. A.J. Brickler III, of North Florida Women’s Care, are proud to bring you the Rise Above: Red Tail Traveling Exhibit and P-51C Mustang. This is the ninth year that Dr. AJ and Mrs. Mildred Brickler have fundraised to sponsor this exhibit. In the exhibit’s 10 years of existence, it has come to Tallahassee more than any other city in the USA.

体育在线365The exhibit also includes a panoramic 160-degree movie theater screen showing a film about the airmen and their aircraft. It creates the feeling of being in the cockpit, soaring above the clouds in a P-51C Mustang. 

体育在线365The CAF Red Tail Squadron’s outreach program, Rise Above: Red Tail, tours the country year-round. The group provides educational resources for students, teachers, youth leaders and anyone looking to be inspired by these remarkable American trailblazers. It is part of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), a non-military group that restores and flies combat aircraft to remember the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history.

体育在线365For too long, black Americans were excluded from meaningful military service opportunities, relegated to menial roles. With the demands of World War II and pressure from civil rights groups, a segregated flying squadron was created that allowed black Americans to serve their country by training to be combat pilots and their support personnel. These brave Americans achieved great success in the war and became known as the Tuskegee Airmen.

If you go

What: "Rise Above" exhibit  

When: Hours are Tuesday – Friday, Feb. 11-14, noon – 3:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Where: Flightline Group Hangar, near Tallahassee International Airport, 3256 Capital Circle SW.

Large Groups and Schools: must schedule in advance for private showing times on Tuesday – Saturday between 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Contact: To schedule, call 850-205-0393 or email ehyman@nflwc.com

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