On March 7th and 8th, Wings Over Miami Air Museum is pleased to partner with The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron and the State of Florida to bring America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen to South Florida. This mobile exhibit is titled the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit. It is a theater housed in a huge semi-trailer and WWII P-51C Mustang aircraft which will be flying in to the museum. The event is a unique opportunity for all ages to learn about the Tuskegee Airmen – America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel – in a unique and interactive way.
By partnering with the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit, the museum is dedicating two days of the event exclusively to school and community groups. Students will learn about the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s guiding Six Principles – Aim High, Believe In Yourself, Use Your Brain, Be Ready To Go, Never Quit, Expect to Win – and how they can be applied to their own lives. School administrators, youth group leaders, homeschool cooperatives, veteran’s organizations and all other community groups of any size are invited to contact the museum at (305) 233-5197 to schedule a special showing. Call today to reserve a spot for your group!
Then, on Saturday March 7th, and Sunday March 8th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Wings Over Miami Air Museum then invites the community of all ages to experience the mobile theater and get an up close look at the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s restored P-51C Mustang on static display. The signature aircraft of the Tuskegee Airmen in WWII, the P-51C Mustang is a rare treat for spectators because it is one of only a few like it still flying today.
The exciting RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit is a fully functional movie theater featuring the original short film “Rise Above,” designed to take the audience on a journey through time – and then through the air. Visitors get an intimate look at the struggles and challenges faced by the Tuskegee Airmen, who showed extraordinary courage and strength of character as they fought for their right to serve our country during WWII. The theater’s dynamic 160-degree panoramic screen creates the sensation of being in the cockpit soaring above the clouds in the P-51C Mustang, experiencing the excitement and thrill of flying breath-taking aerobatic maneuvers. It’s much more than a history lesson; the Tuskegee Airmen’s ability to triumph over adversity serves as a means to inspire others to RISE ABOVE obstacles in their own lives and achieve their goals.
The Wings Over Miami Air Museum is located at 14710 SW 128th Street at the Miami Executive Airport in Kendall. Doors open at 10:00 p.m. and the last movie is shown at 5:15 p.m.
Special discounted admission rates to the museum will apply, with no extra cost for the exhibit. Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 per child up through High School. College students with id are $4.00. As always, members of the armed forces receive complementary admission to the museum with a valid military-ID.
The event is made possible in part by a generous grant from sponsored the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.