Monday, January 16, 2012

Red Tails Set to Premiere

PFLUGERVILLE, TX – JANUARY 16, 2012 – After nearly 20 years in development by legendary producer George Lucas, Red Tails is set to premiere on Friday, January 20th.  The film recounts the struggles of the first black fighter squadron in the Army Air Corp.  These men became known as The Tuskegee Airmen because of their training base in Tuskegee, Alabama.  LiveAirShowTV interviewed three surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen at the 2010 Wings Over Houston Air Show.  “This was a great honor to ask these American Heroes about their experiences as aviation, and cultural pioneers”, said LiveAirShowTV President Jeff Lee.  “They were focused on flying and their missions at the time, but it didn’t take long before they realized that they were changing America.”

LiveAirShowTV has produced a story based on those interviews that tells the history of the program, and what some of these men had to face.  It also looks at the new feature film, as well as the Rise Above Program from the Minnesota Wing of the Commemorative Air Force.  This exhibit features a film produced by Adam White of Hemlock Films inside a travelling tractor-trailer.  Along with the film, a rare P-51 C Model Mustang is on display, accompanied by one of its pilots.  Bradford Lang is one of those pilots and he talks about the restoration and his special connection to the Tuskegee Airmen.

Make sure you take some time to go see this film.  Even if you think think you know the story, you will learn something new not only about the men, but their battles.  Each of the battle scenes were inspired by actual gun camera footage and countless interviews with pilots and crews.

Special thanks to 20th Century Fox, LucasFilm Ltd, Adam Smith and Hemlock Films, the Rise Above Program, and Red Tails producer Rick McCallum for their cooperation in putting this story together.

LiveAirShowTV is just getting the year started.  We have many more stories in the works, including profiles on aerobatic performers: Jason Newburg, Kirby Chambliss, Chuck Aaron, and others.  Fans can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  Links to both are on the LiveAirShowTV home page.  In 2012, LiveAirShowTV continues to be the “Eyes and Ears of Aviation, Today”.

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