Coffey School of Aeronautics

Man and woman in front of an airplane
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A Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) instructor discusses a flight maneuver with a student at the Coffey School of Aeronautics in Chicago.  In addition to being a breakthrough for blacks in aviation, CPTP was a pioneering equal rights program that allowed both men and women to participate.

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