Commemorative Air Force presents "Rise Above"
The Commemorative Air Force will bring its “Rise Above” Traveling Exhibit back to Dallas Executive Airport for a free Black History Month program.
The “Rise Above” Traveling Exhibit is a mobile movie theater operated by the CAF Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen. It features a unique large-format curved screen theater allowing students to experience the original 30-minute film, “Rise Above,” in an immersive setting. The film tells the inspirational story of the Tuskegee Airmen and their struggle for civil rights and equality. It also gives viewers the exciting sensation of flying in a P-51C Mustang, the signature aircraft of the Tuskegee Airmen.
While emphasizing the valuable life lessons of the Tuskegee Airmen, students will experience CAF’s Flight Plan for Life, a unique activity designed to help young people create a path to success while articulating their life goals. Visitors will also get “hands-on” with history, handling artifacts from World War II. Various veterans will be onsite during selected hours to meet with students and share their experiences.