At the end of last year, the American Airpower Museum played host to the cast of brand new blockbuster, 'Red Tails' for a special Ebony Magazine photo shoot. Written by Hollywood veteran George Lucas and directed by Anthony Hemingway, the movie tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American U.S. pilots unexpectedly called into service after being grounded for most of the war. Last month the movie premiered at New York City's Ziegfeld Theater, drawing out stars of the film, Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr, James Earl Jones, Ne-Yo, Method Man and Tristan Wilds. Alongside the big names on the red carpet were a group of real Tuskegee Airmen; the true heroes of 'Red Tails'. Original Tuskegee Airman Julius Freeman wore Cockpit USA's A-2 jacket designed in collaboration with the historical crew.
The movie has gained high acclaim and become one of the only films to be screened privately before its release to former president George Bush and President Barack Obama at the White House. Now in theatres nationwide.