US Airways - February 2014 - (Page 42)

New Reaching HEIGHTS Aviation history wouldn't be complete without recognizing the brave African American men and women who withstood prejudice and discrimination to fight for their place in the industry. By Tara Titcombe 42 FEBRUARY 2014 (FROM LEFT) BY GETTY, GAMMA-RAPHO/GETTY, TIME & LIFE PICTURES/GETTY, COURTESY OF AA (2), AFP/GETTY, SSPL/GETTY I separate air squad, trained, mobilized, and fought n the early 20th century, as air travel became the in WWII. Then, in 1948, President Truman called talk of the nation, many Americans aspired to befor equal opportunity in the armed forces. come pilots. Yet, black Americans weren't welcome The civilian and commercial aviation industries in most cockpits. Slowly, as people like Eugene Bullard (who earned his pilot's license in 1917) and Bessie ColeA Place in History man (the first American and the first African American woman to earn an international aviation 1917 Eugene Jacques Bullard license in 1921) pressed against earns his pilot's the odds, more African Amerilicense and cans began to take to the skies. becomes the In the 1930s, flying clubs to first black fighter promote aviation formed in the pilot in history black community. The clubs trained pilots and mechanics, and eventually gained enough attention to persuade the federal 1941 The Tuskegee Airmen are the government to offer aviationfirst African American military aviators in the U.S. armed forces training programs for African Americans. In 1939, federally funded Civilian Pilot Training (CPT) programs began to train black pilots for wartime emergen1921 Bessie Coleman 1939 The National cies, and the number of licensed becomes not only the Airmen's Association of first African American black pilots rapidly grew. America is formed to woman to earn an During this time, however, spread interest in aviation international aviation and the aeronautics field African Americans remained license, but the first among African Americans segregated in the military. The American to do so Tuskegee Airmen, flying as a

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - February 2014

Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Diversions: Public Markets
Diversions: Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale
Diversions: The Philadelphia Mint
Style Spotlight: Cruise Control
Adventure: Skiing Salt Lake City
Adventure: Arizona Wet & Wild
Gear Up: Workout Tools
US Airways: History of African Americans in Aviation
Travel Feature: Eleuthera in the Bahamas
Great Tastes: Phoenix Dining
University of California at San Diego
Celebrate Black History Month: HBCUs
Best of Health: Desert Institute for Spine Care
Best of Health: Miami Beach Foot & Ankle Surgery
Visit Tri-Valley, California
Must Read: I'll Take You There by Greg Kot
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Giving: The Hope Takes Flight Campaign
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - February 2014