Cavanaugh Flight Museum Exhibit Inspires Kids

The collection of planes at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum contains several pieces — and stories — which are snapshots of history. The temporary exhibit “Rise Above” features a movie about the influential Tuskegee Airmen.

The Tuskegee Airmen were faced with obstacle after obstacle. The short film is part of a presentation designed to teach kids — and adults, too — that nothing should stand in the way of your dreams. “It’s about a group that was told they couldn’t do anything, couldn’t go anywhere,” said Cavanaugh Flight Museum director Doug Jeanes, “and they really rose above and became one of the most honored units of World War II.”

The exhibit and its movie also tell the story of the unique P-51 Mustang, painted to commemorate the Tuskegee Airmen of the Red Tail Squadron.

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