There is a devout following of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen and every year they celebrate their accomplishments. That event is the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. National Convention which celebrated its 46th consecutive year. There aren’t a whole of Tuskegee Airmen left so it is always an honor to be in the presence of proud men who served.
At age 92 Airman 2nd Lt. Jerry T. Hodges has been around for a while but he’s still got the skills that made him a hero. Without hesitation, he jumped right into a T-100 trainer jet simulator made by Leonardo DRS and showed what he’s still got.
“We are proud to sponsor the Tuskegee Airmen’s national convention and look forward to honoring their incredible contributions by building next-generation, American-made Air Force training aircraft right in the shadow of where some of the greatest pilots in history learned their skills.”
– Bill Lynn (CEO of Leonardo DRS)
So check out 2nd Lt. Jerry T. Hodges as he shows the youngsters at the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. National Convention that he still has the skills to fly.