Looking for something meaningful to do with the family to honor Veterans Day? Take them to see the film Red Tails at the Orlando Science Center, and fly like one too.
Friday, November 8 – Monday, November 11
The activities include:
- Opportunities to fly a Red Tails flight simulator courtesy of Lockheed Martin
- Showings of the 2012 film “Red Tails” in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience
- Science of flight activities such as the Egg Drop Challenge, which emphasizes the engineering design process and demonstrates an understanding of aviation concepts such as gravity and lift
- Microsoft Flight modules provided by Vision of Flight
HISTORY LESSON: The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the U.S. armed forces. There were 932 pilots trained at Tuskegee, Ala., of whom 356 airmen were considered an elite group of fighter pilots that were sent to various bases in Europe. Flying escort for heavy bombers, the pilots earned an impressive combat record. The Allies called these talented airmen “Red Tails” or “Red-Tail Angels” because of the distinctive crimson paint predominantly applied on the tail section of the unit’s aircraft. Today, there are fewer than 50 surviving Red Tail pilots.
Experience these activities with admission to Orlando Science Center which is $19 for adults and $13 for youth (ages 3 – 11). Tickets include all Red Tails weekend activities as well as access to all four floors of exhibits, giant screen and 3-D educational films, one Hollywood feature-length film, and live programming.
For more information, call 407.514.2000 or visit www.osc.org/redtails.