Mon, Jul 09, 2007
Oshkosh Attendees Will Have Three Opportunities To View
The PBS documentary "Red Tail Reborn" has been added to the 2007
AirVenture presentation lineup. Hosted by "Star Trek: The Next
Generation" star Michael Dorn, the film's crew toured the United
States shooting a number of rare interviews with the legendary WWII
veteran pilots, The Tuskegee Airmen.
The emotional documentary tells the tale of the Airmen, the lack
of knowledge around the country of their existence, and of those
who sacrifice to tell the Airmen’s tale.
Aero-News has learned the screening/presentation times are as
- Tuesday, 7/24 11:30 am – 12:45 pm Skyscape Theatre
- Friday, 7/27 11:30 am – 12:45 pm Skyscape Theatre
- Sunday, 7/29 8:30 am – 9:45 am Honda Pavilion
The film is available on DVD, and will be available for purchase
at AirVenture 2007. The cast and crew will also be available at
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American US military
pilots. Despite America’s racism of the era, these men then
went on to fight for America in WWII, garnishing one of the most
impressive combat records in American history.
"Red Tail Reborn" goes on to investigate the Red Tail Project
-- a group of people determined to educate America about these
heroes of history. As ANN reported, while
touring the country with a restored P-51 Mustang fighter plane
painted in homage to the Tuskegee Airmen, the airplane
malfunctioned during an air show demonstration, killing pilot
Donald Hinz and nearly destroying the aircraft.
Now the Red Tail Project fights to rebuild the plane, both for
the Tuskegee Airmen and for their departed friend.
The Northeast Ohio broadcast premiere this past February of "Red
Tail Reborn" garnered over 40,000 viewers in one night. Red Tail
Reborn will air nationwide on PBS in February 2008.
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