Tuskegee Airmen Children’s Workshop
Meet Tuskegee Airman Rusty Burns
On Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM, visitors to the Palm Springs Air Museum will have a chance to meet Tuskegee Airman Rusty Burns, one of the original Tuskegee Airmen pilots. Palm Desert resident Rusty Burns will be on hand for the Tuskegee Airmen Workshop, part of this summer’s Children’s Discovery Series. Every child workshop participant will receive an Activities Booklet. The workshop will be held inside the Buddy Rogers Theater at the Palm Springs Air Museum. The workshop is included with admission to the museum.
This all-black squadron of pilots fought and many died for the US during a time of segregation. The Tuskegee Airmen flew fighter support for heavy bombers during WWII. With over 1,500 missions flown, and because of their flying talents and bravery not one heavy bomber was lost to enemy planes. The Tuskegee Airmen flew at a time of segregation. Of the original 992 Airmen who got their wings at Tuskegee, less than100 remain.
The plane they most often flew was the P-51. The museum is located at 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs. The Palm Springs Air Museum is an educational non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, educate and honor our veterans. Over 28 flyable planes and interactive exhibits are housed in 75,000 square feet of climate-controlled hangars -760-778-6262; www.PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org
NOTE: Rusty is available for interviews – photo available upon request.
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