Monthly Update - February 2023
"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” —Arthur Ashe
Hello Mile High Flight students, parents, friends and supporters.

The weather’s been cold, but our program continues to be as “hot” as ever. We finished January with one of the best tours of the United States Air Force Academy we've had. Thanks again to Rob Robison and his team for making it such a memorable experience for our group.

The USAFA tour also gave us a great opportunity to showcase some of the efforts of our chapter. During our visit to Arnold Hall, we stopped by the Tuskegee Airmen’s showcase, featuring some of our very own DOTA heroes. We walked to the cadet quarters and the Honor Court, where Col Robison stopped to discuss the Tuskegee Airman statue and the Hubert L. "Hooks" Jones Chapter. For the first time, our students had the opportunity to fly the F-22 Raptor using the academy's VR goggle simulators. These simulators are worth more than a half-million dollars each, and our students got to see the future of flight training firsthand.

We finished our 7-hour tour at the Benjamin O Davis Airfield, exhausted, but exhilarated. Based on the enthusiasm of our students, we hope we’ll soon be able to report that upcoming classes at the USAFA will contain more students from MHF!

The MHF “Crew
Honoring the Past & Inspiring the Future
New England Air Museum celebrates Tuskegee Airmen this...

The staff and supporters of the New England Air Museum are putting in the installations now for what is called, "The Tuskegee Airmen: Their Untold Stories." "This is just the beginning of the largest exhibit we've ever done here at the museum."

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Black female Air Force pilot receives historic Distinguished Flying Cross

Capt. Rhea McFarland became one of Air Force’s first Black female airmen to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross for actions in Afghanistan.
On the Move!
Willy & Andrea Martinez

Willy and Andrea Martinez continue to exemplify the 6 Tuskegee Airmen “Rise Above” principles. This superstar family is on fire! Andrea is one of the finest individuals we’ve ever graduated from the Mile High Flight program. In minimum time, she worked tirelessly to earn her way to a United Airlines flightdeck where she now flies as a Boeing 737 first officer. Not satisfied with her success, she recently interviewed and was one of a handful of applicants selected to become instructors in the largest fleet at United. Of course, hard work, discipline and success run in the Martinez family. Andrea’s husband Willy, (who serves diligently as one of our MHF “Crew”) was just hired to fly for United as well. Andrea had the honor of presenting her husband with his first set of wings and Willy elected to fly the 737 as well. Congratulations to the Martinez family. Your hard work has truly paid off!  
An Amazing Opportunity
MHF students Henock Tilahun and Jacob Kalema were awarded orientation flights ss a reward for their outstanding efforts on recent homework assignments, courtesy of Wings Museum CEO Major General John Barry. Henock and Jacob took off in General Barry's personal plane, a stunning Tecnam P2010. We also want to thank Mr. Warner, who piloted MG Barry's plane that day. Both Jacob and Henock reported having a great time.
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship
Attention High School Seniors! Are you looking for ways to help fund your college education? There is a fantastic opportunity waiting for you! Scholarships, both national and local, are offered by the Tuskegee Airmen organization. To learn more, kindly click the gray button below!
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