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Red Tail Flight Academy

Building Future Leaders In The Aviation Industry

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About Us

Between 1942 and 1945, the U.S. Army Air Corps trained 996 Tuskegee Airmen. Founded in 2015, the goal of RTSF/RTFA is to train a minimum of 997 African American pilots and 300 African American Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) technicians.

An aviation career is a gateway to the world. The aviation industry will create opportunities in under-resourced communities and effect positive change that will impact generations to come. At RTFA we focus on four main pillars to prepare our scholars for success: Fly, Maintain, Lead, and Mentor. With your help, RTSF can achieve our goals and ensure that the Tuskegee Airmen are not just an important piece of our history, but an integral part of our future.

Inspired from the Tuskegee Airmen.

Lieutenant Colonel
Richard Peace

Lieutenant Colonel Rich Peace is an F-16C+ Instructor Pilot currently based in Montgomery, AL, as a member of the Alabama Air National Guard. In addition to his military service, Lt. Col. Peace is a 757/767 Pilot and Instructor for Delta Air Lines (Atlanta, GA) and owner of Peace Development Groups, LLC.

Brigadier General
Will Sparrow

Brigadier General William Sparrow is the Assistant Adjutant General-Air and Air Component Commander, Joint Force Headquarters, Montgomery, Alabama. In this position, he commands all units of the Alabama Air National Guard and serves as the key advisor to the Adjutant General of Alabama on all matters relating to the air mission.

Treasurer
Hammond Cobb

Hammond Cobb is a businessman and CPA in Montgomery, AL. He serves as the President of the Henry Hammond Cobb Jr Foundation, investing in future leaders through grants, and by building software tools for non-profits and communities to utilize in building social infrastructure. Mr. Cobb serves on several non-profit boards in the Montgomery area.

Our Board And Advisory Council

Our board is comprised of experts with decades of experience as both military and civilian pilots, maintenance, and avionics technicians. We are highly qualified to provide guidance and mentorship to aspiring pilots and other positions in the aviation industry. We also have close ties to the local flying communities throughout the southeast. Other members of RTSF Board are experts in fundraising, grant writing, and possess years of experience working for and with local and federal government agencies.

Become a Student

The Red Tail Flight Academy is searching for passionate and motivated students. 

Interested in aviation? 

Join the Red Tail Flight Academy family to:

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  • Obtain the pilot certificates necessary to meet their goals 

  • Demonstrate skills in leadership, communication, teamwork, discipline, and perseverance

  • Become part of the professional aviation community 

  • Build a better understanding of what is possible  

The Red Tail Scholarship Program

To find qualified, motivated students who demonstrate all of the values that the original Tuskegee Airmen embodied and give them the tools necessary to succeed in the field.

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Our Young Heroes

Success Stories Of Our Students

Daniel Croom

Daniel joined RTFA and managed to earn his Private Pilot’s License, Instrument Rating, Commercial Rating, CFI, and CFI-I rating in the span of one year.

Morgan Johnson

Morgan V’Era Johnson, a city girl born and raised in Cincinnati, OH ventured to the historic Tuskegee, AL in 2014.

Marquaus Carter

Marquaus Carter earned his Private Pilot’s License and is currently finishing his instrument rating

Respect
Excellence
Discipline

Your Future Is The Next Chapter In Their History

Join Our Family And Become One Of Our Young Heroes.

More Stories To Read

Learn more about Red Tail Champions and read their experiences and lessons learned with our family

Red Tail Academy build our future Elites.

Let’s Talk About Numbers

10,562

Hours Flown

24

Private Pilot Licenses

8

Instrument Ratings

11

Commercial Ratings

14

Certified Flight Instructors

21

In Instrument Training

3

MEI

1

Rotary Wing

1

Certified Aircraft and Powerplant Mechanic

1

Inspector Authorization Rating

2

Commercial Pilots Graduates

5

Graduates In US Air Force