Tuskeegee Airman, Red Tail exhibit land at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

A significant chapter of aviation and U.S. history — and a living legend — will be appearing at Fort Lauderdale Executive airport this week.

The Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron’s “Rise Above” Traveling Exhibit opened Wednesday and will be on display through Sunday to showcase the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, also known as the Red Tails for the distinctive red-tailed P-51 Mustang aircraft they flew during World War II.

The free exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at the airport at 2020 Executive Airport Way in Fort Lauderdale.

Among other things, the exhibit features a movie theater with a 160-degree panoramic screen housed inside an air-conditioned 53-foot semi trailer with expandable sides and equipped with a ramp and hydraulic lift for wheelchair users.

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