CBG Chapter Mission Statement:
1. In the spirit of Captain Claude B. Govan of the 301st Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group, now known as the "Tuskegee Airmen", honoring the accomplishments and perpetuating the history of those who participated in the training, support and operations of the Tuskegee Airmen from 1941-1949, as military or civilian personnel.
2. Introducing young people around the world to the fields of aviation, science and technology and, in the spirit of the Airmen, instilling a sense of perseverance in the face of adversity.
3. Providing support and recognition to deserving individuals and organizations who carry on in the spirit of the Tuskegee Airmen, and lend support to the goals and objectives of the Claude B. Govan Chapter and the National Tuskegee Airmen Organization.
CBG CHAPTER NEWS:
Helping Our Youth Take Flight – Tuskegee Meets BPA
In aviation, individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds are underrepresented. The COVID crisis has highlighted the need for more aviators. To help fill this gap, the Claude B. Govan Tri-State Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. and the New York Metro Chapter Black Pilots of America (BPA) are launching the inaugural class of the "Helping Our Youth Take Flight – Tuskegee Meets BPA" program. This innovative training and mentoring program consists of an introductory flight (for youth ages 13-17) that exposes participants to the profession of aviation. Our goal is to enroll participants from underserved communities in the program, allowing them to gain knowledge and skills about aviation.
The program will launch in Spring 2023. We are currently recruiting participants for the introductory flight portion of our program. Young people ages 13-17 will be exposed to flight through an airplane ride with one of our trained pilots from New York Metro Black Pilots of America.
Please forward this information to potentially interested persons. The application can be found using the link or the QR code below:
“They Knew They Could Fly” . Tuskegee Airmen and their children speak about there Tuskegee experience and the impact on today. A message of perseverance and resolve to us all.
View the videos of CBG's Dabney Montgomery's experiences in Selma, Alabama, and his role in the march at Selma with Dr. Martin Luther King: