Three of the original Tuskegee are bringing history to life at Fantasy of Flight in Polk County this weekend from February 7 to 9 as part of the Legends & Legacies series. Their visit is just in time for Black History Month as they share what it was like to live in segregated America and fight for the right to serve their country.
Click the video toward the bottom of this article for the full one-hour presentation from the morning of February 7. The airmen told their stories, then fielded questions from the audience. Later, they watched as Fantasy of Flight owner Kermit Weeks did a flight demonstration with a Red Tail in their honor.
The Legacies & Legends at Fantasy of Flight continues March 8 and 9 with Beyond the Battlefield, followed by The First World War on April 6, D-Day: Normandy and Beyond on May 3 and 4, Espionage: The Cold War on October 4 and 5, and Veterans' Day Salute: A Celebration of Service on November 9 and 10.
The symposiums are included with regular admission, as are tours, flight demonstrations, exhibits, and trolley rides to the Golden Hill storage facility across the street. If you feel daring, you can challenge the ropes course and zip line at Fantasy of Flight for an extra cost.