We recently hosted a symposium with several Tuskegee Airmen at Fantasy of Flight in celebration of Black History month. It was a great success and over the three-day event 500 school kids, as well as many adults, came out to hear their stories, ask questions, and get autographs.
I flew the P-51C Mustang “Ina the Macon Belle” all three days, which is painted in the colors of Lee Archer, the highest scoring Tuskegee pilot. Lee was looking forward to coming down for the event but fell ill three weeks prior and passed away. His story was covered on many of the National news stations and he was buried with full-military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. Lee was a great friend and, while he will be surely missed, his story and the story of the Tuskegee Airmen will continue to live on at Fantasy of Flight!