APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED!!!
Our Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. community is proud to continue our partnership with The Red Tail Flight Academy (RFA). RFA is a non-profit partner of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. via our local, Irene Trowel-Harris Chapter.
RFA’s inaugural class of 6 students will be graduating in May 2022.
Congratulations to each new pilot!
Please click here to learn more about RFA.
RFA is now accepting applications for 2022-2023.
Please click here to apply for a 2022-2023 scholarship.
Our local chapters take the life lessons and values of the original Tuskegee Airmen – determination, courage, the refusal to accept limits, and the ability to seize opportunity – to teach career and leadership lessons using STEM and aviation-themed educational programs.
We obtain a donation of iPads from United Airlines that are issued to chapters to facilitate their STEM and aviation programs. This year some of our chapters have been able to conduct COVID-19 safe drone training.
At each national convention TAI hosts approximately 100 youth from the local area along with those attending the convention in a 2-day youth program. Over the last 3 years that has included:
For the last ten (10) years TAI has participated in the Southwest Airlines Continuing the Legacy Aviation Program. Selected youth and a parent are flown to Dallas for this three (3) day program.
Southwest Airlines hosts rising sixth grade through undergraduate college students (accompanied by a parent or guardian) residing in the Continental U.S. to attend a hands-on aviation experience.
The Continuing the Legacy in Aviation includes touring the Southwest Airlines’ Pilot and Flight Attendant Training Centers, Maintenance facility, Network Operations Control, Headquarters Emergency Command Center, and Listening Center; flying the Southwest Airlines’ flight simulators; visiting the Frontiers of Flight Museum; meeting Southwest Airlines’ Leaders; participating in the Technology Escape Room; learning the history of the Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen; and mentoring by retired and current Southwest Airlines Employees.
The Continuing the Legacy in Aviation includes:
We conduct background checks on all adults in direct contact with the youth and carry the necessary insurances for our youth program activities.