Cooper, accompanied by a flight instructor, capped the end to his two-week journey on Monday when he landed at his home base in Compton, California.
OBAP Board Members and Executive Director with Tuskegee Airmen at Film Screening (BlackNews.com) — The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals Inc. (OBAP) will…
Wilbur Mason, left, and Val Archer, former members of the Tuskegee Airmen, speak to students about their military experiences during the Tuskegee Airmen Aviation Career Training program at Delta Air Lines headquarters, June 18, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Jaime Henry-White) by Jeff Martin ATLANTA (AP) — As the U.S. military’s first Black aviators, the Tuskegee Airmen had a double challenge: flying in the dangerous skies during World War II, and fighting a war against prejudice waged by allies both at home and overseas. Now some of the airmen’s members have undertaken another mission: helping high school students rise above obstacles in their pursuit of aviation careers through a program that also aims to ensure the survival of the Tuskegee legacy.