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Our heroes and heroines

Homework for everybody

The video clips that are offered in the Heros and Heroines section provide an essential expansion of our role in the history of aviation and aerospace. Its important and useful to know.

Homework: Take notes as you watch each clip. When you’ve made notes on each one send your notes on each one send them to: 

You will be rewarded with a place in our “Hall of Fame” page. When you complete all five, you will be given a $25 gift card. A new cycle begins each month. 

Learn about The Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen, known for their character, courage, and commitment to achieve excellence put them in one of history’s biggest chapters: the defeat of Hitler’s German army in World War II.  They fought the “Double V”  …victory over Nazi Germany overseas, and victory over Jim Crow segregation in the USA.

Learn about Val Archer

Val Archer was born April 13th, 1929

He joined the Army Air Corps and served directly with the Tuskegee Airmen

His aviation specialty was instrument technologies on P-47 & C-47 airplanes

Learn about Barrington Irving

Barrington Irving, the youngest person to circumnavigate the earth.  He flew the mission over a period of days in a plane that he had built in North Miami, Florida.  When he launched, he had only $30.00 in his pocket.

Learn about Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman, aviatrix, was not permitted to fly in the United States.  Her determination took her to France where she became world renown as the world’s first African American woman pilot.  

Learn about Bernard Harris

Dr. Bernard Harris, first African American astronaut to walk on the moon.  His story of unparalleled achievement is inspiring and informative.

Learn about Mae C. Jenson

Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman astronaut to leave the earth and pierce outer space in a NASA spaceship.