CAF RISE ABOVE Squadron (formerly known as the CAF Red Tail Squadron) is our three-fold educational outreach program that brings the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) to life in communities and classrooms everywhere. What the Tuskegee Airmen and WASP had in common – and what made them ultimately succeed – was the ability to recognize that all of the obstacles they faced could be overcome with hard work and dedication. The timeless lessons they teach us about perseverance and courage are just as applicable today as they were in the 1940s.
The CAF RISE ABOVE
program consists of:
The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit is a 53’ mobile movie theater featuring two compelling original short RISE ABOVE films that tell the story of the Tuskegee Airmen or the WASP.
A fully restored WWII-era P-51C Mustang, the signature aircraft of the Tuskegee Airmen; an AT-6 Texan Nella (when available). Since the WASP flew all of the World War II aircraft, the exhibit can also be supported by any number of warbirds local to the communities we visit allowing us to tell many different stories about the WASP.
For students, teachers, youth leaders, parents, and anyone looking to learn more and be inspired by these remarkable American trailblazers