Our Vision

To employ our proud Tuskegee Airmen Aviation Experience and Legacy of yesterday to inspire our Youth of today with the Hope and Promise of better tomorrows.

Our Mission

To perpetuate the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen by inspiring youth to strive for excellence through educational opportunities.

Our Purpose

To acknowledge the contributions and achievements of the men and women of the Tuskegee Aviation Experience and motivate our youth to outstanding achievement and leadership.

Our Legacy

The Tuskegee Airmen forged a legacy of excellence with determination, tenacity, and courage as they opened doors of opportunity, broke myths of incompetence, and pioneered in military aviation. At a time when they faced racism, discrimination, and second-class citizenship during World War II, the Tuskegee Airmen endured and refused to be denied the opportunity to serve their country. The strength of character of the Black men and women of the Tuskegee Aviation Experience and their skills and discipline in combat shall serve as an example for younger generations.

Our Values

The following Core Values are the foundation from which TAI and it subordinate Chapters will operate the organization and interact with its Members. By distinguishing Core Values from operating practices and cultural norms, we affirm the timeless, never changing Values that honor the legacy of the men and women of the Tuskegee Airmen Aviation Experience. These Core Values shall influence the organizational culture, practices, and public image of TAI.  They are as follows:


  • Excellence in all that we do


  • Honesty in what we do


  • Integrity in how we do it


  • Respect for each other and our partners


  • Accountability and responsibility to our members


  • Commitment of service to our youth


To Join Us in continuing the proud Legacy of yesterday's Tuskegee Airmen Aviation Experiment/Experience trailblazers, Click on the Contact Us text above or on the Home Page (under Read More) and You too can help us continue the Legacy though our Youth!

Tuskegee Airmen Inc.
                       Tidewater Chapter