TAI hosts event empowering future aviators

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TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Leaders of the Lee A. Archer Jr. Chapter of Tuskegee Airman Inc. hosted a youth outreach event Nov. 20, 2021, to inspire young people to pursue careers in aviation, aerospace science and technology.

The event educated a young community of six grade students about the legacy of Tuskegee Airmen and the significant accomplishments of African Americans who participated in the original Tuskegee flight experiment.

The students toured Travis AFB’s flight line, a KC-10 Extender, simulated a flight in a KC-10 flight simulator, and finished with a lesson at the Heritage Museum.

“We held this event today to fulfil our mission of inspiring our community’s youth,” said Nathaniel Clayton, President of the Lee A. Archer Chapter. “The impact that a tour like this could have on a young person could inspire a passion they never thought about, which is what we are here to do.”

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