Red Tails Live...coming to a location near you?

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  1. bobbysocks

    bobbysocks Well-Known Member

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    ok so i stop off to get gas which is located in this plaza. while i was filling up a guy asks me if i have jumper cables because this chic has a bum battery in her car. i dig around and find my set...he motors down the parking lot to get her started up while i fill up. after i am done i go where they are and help get her car running. as i am driving out of the plaza i see this semi all painted up with Red Tail and the CAF. had i not got gas there and lent out my cables i would never have passed this truck....weird but cool. so i snap a few photos with my phone to share with you all when i notice a lady in the cab of the truck. as i walk forward she opens the door and we begin talking, here this is a mobile museum and movie theater. they have a 30 minute documentary about the Red Tails...and its been here at the plaza for 2 days but was leaving that night. just as i was cursing myself under my breath she says they are going to the allegheny county airport ( about an hour away) and she had her pilot bring in the Red Tail P51 C. i am thinking i am blowing off a bunch of stuff tomorrow and heading down there to see if i can finagle a chance to climb in the cockpit. the site is

    The Red Tail Squadron | Honoring the Tuskegee Airmen

    and there is an "events" calendar of where they will be...( and maybe have the 51 with them ). thought i would let you know so you can maybe catch it if its coming close. enjoy....i am going to try...lol
     

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    Saw this at the Anderws AFB Airshow.
     
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    [email protected] Bobby, thats close for me!!! I wonder if they'll get to Jersey!
     
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    Hopefully they'll make down this way to! One can only hope.
     
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    That's pretty cool!
     
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    Good stuff, hope you get to look at the P-51.
     
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    wish i could have given you some great pics the the Red Tail P 51 C but sad to say the weather prevented it. that trailer has 2 slide outs...one goes out each side to make a mini movie theather with a curved screen. it seats about 30 - 40 people. its a free show and nicely done. for about 30 to 45 minutes you enjoy a documentry about the tuskegee airmen and the war. then it tells the story about that particular C model and its history. it is worth going to see. one of the local tuskegee airmen was here and was intereviewed by local tv. once the sever weather passes they hoped to bring the 51 out. but we had high winds and possible tornados that damaged building and up rooted trees...so the pony rested peacefully in her stable safe and secure.

    looks like they are going to be spending a lot of time in indy, ky and michigan. closest thing to the east is Geneseo, ny.
     
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