CAF Red Tail Squadron – Event Update York Aviation Days – York, PA 

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Dates: June 11-16, 2013

Event: York Aviation Days

Location: York Airport, Pennsylvania

Bill Shepard prepares for flight with Dale Pritz.

Bill Shepard prepares for flight with Dale Pritz.

The P-51C Mustang and the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit were featured at the York Aviation Days event on Father’s Day weekend. The community kept both the Mustang and the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit busy throughout both days.

Dale Pritz, along with a host of other sponsors, was responsible for bringing the exhibit to York. The response from this community was overwhelming, as you can see by the lines of spectators waiting to see the RISE ABOVE movie. The crowd waited for hours just to see the Mustang fly. When Bill landed, he found himself surrounded by an applauding circle of admirers.

The media also supported the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit and the Mustang. There were numerous interviews in both the newspaper and television. And Dale purchased 5 billboards to advertise the CAF Red Tail Squadron in York.

Special guests included the family of Lloyd A. Carter, a Tuskegee Airman, who died in a tragic accident near Walterboro Army Air Field in South Carolina in June of 1945.

Attendance: 15,000

The kids loved getting their dog tags!

The kids loved getting their dog tags!

Educational Outreach: Dale Pritz promoted the Exhibit while located at the Sovereign Bank Stadium. Numerous groups signed up and enjoyed their RISE ABOVE Experience on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. A total of 423 children received their inspirational dog tags, as they enjoyed their RISE ABOVE Experience.

Visit our Facebook album to see photos of this event and others!

©CAF Red Tail Squadron 2013

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