CAF Red Tail Squadron

September 11-13, 2013     9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Reserved for school groups. Call ahead for availability.)

September 14, 2013          9:00 am – 6:00 pm

September 15, 2013          10:00 am – 5:00 pm




The goal of the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit is to share with everyone the Inspiring legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen - America’s first black military pilots and their crewmen. Their courage, determination and ability to triumph over adversity during World War II can serve to inspire others about how to succeed today.

This unique educational traveling exhibit will offer the following and be an asset to your airshow:

• A rare P-51C Mustang – will draw crowds and media attention for three reasons: it is one of only four like it still flying, it has a bright red tail and it is a key part of an educational mission. That mission is to help people - particularly young people - understand and appreciate the history and legacy of a special group of black pilots who flew airplanes sporting bright red tails as they fought the Nazis during WWII – the Tuskegee Airmen.

• The RISE ABOVE 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 screen. Every 45 minutes, it will run a 30-minute movie that 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 then still means to all Americans today. The movie will also give viewers a feel for what it’s like to pilot a Mustang!


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Sponsorship Opportunities

Help make a difference with youth in our community.

We are counting on your support and sponsorship with the hope you believe as we do - this exhibit will make a difference. The young people need to be inspired and believe that they can realize and fulfill their dreams no matter what.

Sponsorships for this event will be thankfully accepted in any amount. However, many levels exist special benefits from the CAF Red Tail Squadron and Chanute Air Museum.

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To sponsor this event at any amount or level, please make check or money order payable to:

Chanute Air Museum

1011 Pacesetter Drive

Rantoul, IL 61866

Thank you for your support!

For addition information about the event call 217-893-1613.

For additional information on the CAF Red Tail Squadron see http://www.redtail.org/