CAF Red Tail Squadron's Rise Above exhibit returns to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2013.
The Red Tail P-51C Mustang will be on display at the Rise Above exhibit.
April 24, 2013 - The Commemorative Air Force's Rise Above traveling exhibit returns to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh this year, honoring America's first African-American fighter pilots during World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen. This year the exhibit will relocate to Scotts Warbird Alley.
The exhibit, featuring a 160-degree panoramic movie screen theater with a customized 53-foot trailer, will showcase Rise Above, an original short-form movie that describes the many obstacles overcome by the Tuskegee Airmen. The Red Tail P-51C Mustang will also be on static display near the Scotts Warbird Alley exhibit.
The Rise Above exhibit trailer has seating for 35 people. Filmed with a 180-degree lens along with the state-of-the-art theater design, Rise Above will give attendees the feeling that they are actually flying in the airplane.
"The exhibit is truly a one-of-a-kind adventure similar to something you would experience at Disneyland," said Brad Lang, CAF Red Tail Squadron leader. "The overall message is about rising above to reach your potential, no matter your circumstances.
"The film uses the story of the Tuskegee Airman and the story of the Red Tail Project to inspire young people to achieve their potential, but the message resonates with all ages because of the unique and interactive way it is told."
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