Heritage Family Days

African American Pioneers in Aviation

February 22, 2014 | 10:00am - 3:00pm
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

All Day Presentations:

STEM Career Talks (Lower Level Boeing Aviation Hangar)
United States Air Force Academy and Way of Life Alumni Group
Black Pilots of America, Maryland Chapter
Southwest Airlines Commercial Pilots (Captain Lou Freeman and Mr. Tyrone Ward)
Office of Naval Research Lab, SeaPerch


Scheduled Events:
(Lower Level McDonnell Space Hangar)

Meet NASA Astronaut Dr. Jeanette Epps
11:00 am – Noon

Follow Me! An Adventure with the Tuskegee Airmen
A puppet show about the famous WWII pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen.
Produced for the National Air and Space Museum by Rainbow Puppet Productions.
(30 minute show)
Noon and 2:00 pm

Conversations with the Tuskegee Airmen
1:00 pm


Hands-on Activities (Boeing Aviation Hangar various locations)

• Design Your Own Squadron Art Activity
• Create a Tuskegee Airmen Squadron Badge
• Space Shuttle Discovery Self Guide and Prize
• Design your own Squadron Patch
• Make your own Comet

Flights of Fancy Story time With a Hands-on Activity and Aviator Dress up Corner (ages 3-8)
Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of "Brave Bessie" Coleman, Author, Reeve Lindbergh and Illustrator, Pamela Paparone
11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Book Signings (Museum Shop Entrance)
I Always Wanted to Fly, 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
Lower Level Boeing Aviation Hangar
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Portable Planetarium Presentations
11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Lower Level Boeing Aviation Hangar