Family Day

African American Pioneers in Aviation

Feb 23 2013 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Free, Parking $15

All Day Presentations:

Career Talks
Lower Level Boeing Aviation Hangar

  • United States Air Force Academy and Way of Life Alumni Group
  • Maryland area chapter of Black Pilots of America
  • 201st Airlift Squadron (DC Air National Guard)
  • Southwest Airlines Commercial Pilots
  • U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals

Hands-on Activities
Boeing Aviation Hangar various locations

  • Create Your Own Squadron Art Activity
  • Identify Parts of a P-51 Airplane Art Activity
  • African Skies Tonight Constellation Activity
  • Fighter Pilot Paper Dolls Activity

Scheduled Events:
Lower Level Boeing Aviation Hangar, WWII Gallery Entrance, near SR-71

Bessie Coleman: Roam the Sky
Musical Theatrical Performance by Actress Hope Price-Lindsay (30 minute show)
10:15 am

Schroeder Cherry & Tevin Tuskegee Airmen Themed Puppet Show
11:00 am & 1:45 pm

Honored Guest: Conversations with Tuskegee Airmen
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Bessie Coleman: Roam the Sky
Musical Theatrical Performance by Actress Hope Price-Lindsay (30 minute show)
1:00 pm

Flights of Fancy Story Time with a Hands-on Activity and Aviator Dress Up Corner (ages 3-8)
11:30 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 2:30 pm
Lower Level Boeing Aviation Hangar

Wind Flyers
Written by Angela Johnson and illustrated by Loren Long

Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of "Brave Bessie" Coleman
Written by Reeve Lindbergh and illustrated by Pamela Paparone

Book Signings
Museum Shop Entrance

Tuskegee Airman: The Biography of Charles E. McGee, Air Force Fighter, Combat Record Holder
Author Col. Charles E. McGee, Tuskegee Airman
Noon - 5:00 pm

Stealth Down
Author Ross Simpson
Noon - 5:00 pm

American Raiders, Coming to Colorado, German Boy, German Boy HC, Glory Days, I Always Wanted to Fly, The War of Our Childhood and Watson's Whizzers
Author Col. Wolfgang Samuel
Noon - 5:00 pm

Discovery Stations, Flight Interactives, and Paper Airplane Contest Demonstrations
Learn about the science and history of flight through hands-on discovery stations and demonstrations
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lower Level Boeing Aviation Hangar

“African Sky Tonight” Portable Planetarium Presentations
10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm
Lower Level Boeing Aviation Hangar