Tuskegee pilot flies again, for his 100th birthday

On Colonel Charles E. McGee’s 100th birthday, the highly decorated retired U.S. Air Force combat pilot took to the skies once more to celebrate in honor of the legacy the Tuskegee Airmen, which he was a part of during World War II.

At the event, the T-7A “Red Hawk” model was displayed to show Colonel McGee the next generation of training fighter jets named after his famed group of pilots.

The T-7A gives the Air Force a versatile, cutting edge trainer jet that will evolve alongside the technologies and missions of the future. Also known as the “Red Hawk,” this new training jet is named after the famous Tuskegee Airmen and Red Tail squadron as a way to honor the historic pilots and combat planes of World War II.

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