Les Williams is one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, a group of pioneering black fighter pilots of the 99th Pursuit Squadron, later incorporated into the 332nd Fighter Group. The Tuskegee Airmen were trained at the Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama and flew and fought during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Meet this great airman Saturday February 7, 2009 at 11:00am at the Hiller Aviation Museum. Also on display now through this event is the P-51A Mustang "Polar Bear", similar to the fighter aircraft flown by the 332nd on combat missions over Europe during World War II. The presentation is included with admission. The museum is located at 601 Skyway Rd , San Carlos .
Flight Explorers half day programs for kids Grades 1-5 return with hands-on programs into the science and wonder of aviation. Each session includes:
Special Gallery Tour
Hands-On Project With a Flying Aircraft Model
Exclusive Flight Simulation Mission in the Flight Sim Zone
Two topics are available over President's Day Weekend:
Space Shuttle Lab
Saturday, February 14th
1 PM to 4 PM
Discover the science behind America 's space plane! Build a space shuttle glider and send it skyward, then take the controls of the Shuttle Training Aircraft in the Flight Sim Zone and attempt a challenging shuttle landing.
Monday, February 16th
1 PM to 4 PM
Follow in the footsteps of Wilbur and Orville Wright on their quest to invent the world's first airplane. Construct a detailed flying model of their Flyer before entering the Flight Sim Zone to re-create the historic 1903 flight.