Welcome to the Cincinnati Chapter of TAI
"Enriched By Our Past – Prepared For Our Future" Our chapter was founded in 1986 by Mr. Charles O. Southern with 9 initial members. Today, chapter membership has grown to over 60 men and women, 18 of whom are considered “Original” Airmen. Our members represent a broad cross section of the local community from doctors and dentists to school teachers and principals; accountants and consultants to private pilots and airline captains. Our regular chapter meetings are held the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM at the Deerpark-Silverton Joint Fire Station, 7050 Blue Ash Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236. Our membership is open to all interested individuals who share an interest in preserving the heritage of the Tuskegee Airmen, and carrying that rich tradition forward to the future.
Due to the rigid pattern of racial segregation that prevailed in the United States during World War II, nearly 1,000 black military aviators were trained at an isolated complex near the town of Tuskegee, Alabama. Under the command of Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., 355 Black fighter pilots......Continue Reading
The first class of 13 cadets began training at Tuskegee, Alabama on July 19,1941. From that class, 5 cadets (to include then-Captain Benjamin O. Davis) completed training and were awarded their wings on March 7, 1942.Continue Reading