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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Red Tails Movie a Hit With St. Louis Area EAA President

By Rick Rehg, EAA 64 President
(EAA Chapter 64 President, Rick Rehg, screened the yet to be released movie Red Tails and gave his review to The Aero Experience this week).  

Red Tails is a wonderful film and I give it a superior rating.  It is a very action packed film about the Tuskegee Airmen. I researched the history of the 332nd Fighter Group and found that the film is historically accurate. These airmen gave it their all and truly proved themselves in combat as the best possible reply to racism. They faced the best of the German Luftwaffe, including the German Me 262 jets. George Lucas, the executive producer, celebrates the heroics of the Tuskegee Airmen by putting his own money and team behind the making of this film because he believed in their story.  

It is an important film about American History. This movie puts you in the cockpit and will have your heart pounding as you face Germany's best fighter Aces. It even has some romance, with a sad ending as one of the pilots does not make it back from a mission. I think this movie will inspire and illustrate how talented and brave the Tuskegee Airmen were in the face of a fierce enemy. The movie never drags and will keep you wide awake with 1/2 of the film time in virtual combat flying. This is a story that should have been presented to the American public 65 years ago. Thanks to George Lucas for creating a film now that will engage and excite people of all ages.

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