LI’s American Airpower Museum to host Tuskegee Airmen Forum
FARMINGDALE, NY – The American Airpower Museum is expected to host a Tuskegee Airmen Forum on Sunday at 2 p.m., the museum told Patch on Saturday. The forum will take place in the Museum’s Hangar 3, located at 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale.
The event will feature a lively discussion about aviators by family members of legendary military fighter pilots. The forum will be sponsored by the Chapter of the Three States of Claude Bravo Govan, Tuskegee Airmen.
AAM President Jeff Clyman is scheduled to give a special presentation at 2:30 p.m. where he will recount the origins of AAM’s Tuskegee Airmen exhibit, opened in 2001 by New York State Governor George Pataki.
A full-scale molded fiberglass replica of the original P-51 Mustang fighter piloted by Clyman in the 1990s will be on display.
The Mustang is a fighter made famous by the Tuskegee aviators, as the pilots were the first group of black American patriots who helped defeat the Luftwaffe in the air, as well as segregation on the ground, during World War II. Clyman will answer questions about the Mustang, its unique flight characteristics, weaponry and more.
The forum will be streamed live on YouTube for those who want to watch and cannot make it to the museum.
The public has been invited to attend the program and no tickets or pre-registration are required.
Admission to the museum is $ 15 for adults, $ 10 for seniors and veterans, and $ 8 for children aged 5 to 12. The museum’s opening hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all day Sunday.