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Local Pilot Makes it into Ebony Magazine for Preserving and Creating Aviation History in the African American Community – Feb 25, 2014
Robin Petgrave is flying high! The Compton pilot was featured in Ebony Magazine alongside the nation’s most prominent African Americans for training inner city kids to fly. At the same time, he’s preserving black history in aviation and creating it.
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TOMORROW’S AERONAUTICAL MUSEUM’S FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ROBIN PETGRAVE MAKES EBONY’S 2013 POWER 100 LIST, October 30, 2013 Press Release
NEW YORK (October 30, 2013)
– On Monday, November 4, 2013, EBONY® Magazine will celebrate the 2013 “Power 100” with a New York City gala. Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum’s (TAM) Founder and Executive Director Robin Petgrave is honored to be among the nation’s most influential African-Americans in a broad-range list of game-changers, including President Barack Obama, Oprah, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Forest Whitaker, Harry Belafonte, Queen Latifah, Jay Z, Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé, Kirk Franklin, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Honorable Jackie Lacey, Reverend Al Sharpton, Magic Johnson, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Tia Mowry-Hardrict.
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THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOSTS SPECIAL Q&A AND SCREENING OF “DISNEY’S PLANES” FOR GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM YOUTH PILOT AND TAM, July 25, 2013 Press Release
BURBANK, Calif. (July 25, 2013) – On Sunday, July 21, 2013, The Walt Disney Studios hosted a special screening of “Disney’s Planes,” bringing together Jack Wiegand, the 21­year­old pilot who broke the record in the Guinness World Records as the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world, and Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum (TAM), a non­profit organization inspiring at­risk youth to hone applicable skills and empowering them to take flight through various programs.
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MLK Day of Service Saturday, January 19, 2012 Press Release
We will be painting the exterior of Longfellow Elementary School, Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, and a few homes in the city of Compton. All are welcome to join us on January 19th, 2013, from 7am until noon. We will be meeting at Longfellowe Elementary at 7am, and we will have all the equipment, materials, coffee and pizza there for you. All you need to do is bring yourself and even a friend.
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Smithsonian Channel: BLACK WINGS: TEACHING THE NEXT GENERATION
Smithsonian Channel features TAM’s Founder and Executive Director Pilot Robin Petgrave teaching children to fly at a young age, because he believes that kids who can handle planes and helicopters will be better equipped to handle life.
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