Flight Training complete!
September 9, 2021 at 5:45pm, Jaiden Hughes successfully completed his basic flight training program with a Check Ride with Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE).
Indianapolis Tuskegee Airmen Chapter members H.E. “Chris” Smith and Reg DuValle congratulate Brebeuf High School Sr. Jaiden Hughes on a job well done as the first Ray Foundation Scholarship recipient through EAA Chapter 1534 in Greenwood Indiana.
2nd Lt USAF
Desmond has graduated from Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance AFB Oklahoma. Primary Flying Training is designed to teach the basic flying fundamentals necessary to safely operate any U.S. Air Force aircraft and lays the foundation for the advanced phase and for future responsibilities as military officers and leaders.
Congrats Jaiden Hughes!
Jaiden Hughes is receiving congratulations from Rev. Dr. Samuel J. Murray after successfully completing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Pilot’s Ground School Examination. Jaiden is the most recent recipient of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Ray Foundation Aviation Scholarship for $10,000. Jaiden has already started flight training and is expected to earn his FAA Private Pilot’s License within the next 12 months.
Jaiden Hughes is a student at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory High School, and a member of Light of the World Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where he attends with his family. The Tuskegee Airmen Inc. (TAI), Indianapolis Chapter has joined in partnership with the EAA to help sponsor students enrolled in the aviation program at the Indy South Greenwood Municipal Airport.
Keeping the tradition alive
The Tuskegee Airmen overcame segregation and prejudice to become one of the most highly respected fighter groups of World War II. They proved conclusively that African Americans could fly and maintain sophisticated combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen’s achievements, together with the men and women who supported them, paved the way for full integration of the U.S. military.
The Indianapolis Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Chapter
The Indianapolis TAI Chapter is but one of over 50 TAI Chapters located throughout the United States that are affiliated with the National TAI non-profit organization that was established in 1972.
The Indianapolis Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Chapter (Indianapolis TAI Chapter) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed and registered in the State of Indiana in 1985.
TAI’s mission is dedicated to the preservation of history regarding African American Veterans who served during World War II. Their actions demonstrated to America that responsible citizenship and high character are the standards for success, not ethic origin.
What we do
Introducing young people across the nation to the world of aviation and science through local and national programs.
Providing educational assistance to students and awards to deserving individuals, groups, and corporations whose deeds lend support to goals.
TAI supports young men and women pursuing excellence, paying special attention to those interested in careers in aviation, technology, aerospace and the sciences.
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