Make Your Mark

The Commemorative Air Force’s Rise Above Program provides young people with real-world examples of how courage, self confidence and perseverance can allow them to triumph over the adversity they face in their own lives. The upcoming CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP will tell the story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and their journey to become the first women to fly American Military Airplanes.

Experiential Learning

At the heart of CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP is a feature film that will be shown inside portable dome theaters on curved screens, enveloping guests in the sights and sounds of aviation and the experience of the WASP. The film can also be shown in the CAF’s RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit mobile panoramic move theater. Events and groups around the country can bring experiential learn right to their own doorsteps.

Proven Impact

Drawing on the success of the CAF RISE ABOVE: Red Tail program that focuses on the Tuskegee Airmen, CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP will build on this proven model to honor another underrepresented group that can inspire others to rise above – the Women Airforce Service Pilots.

WASP Squadron

The CAF WASP Squadron are CAF members that drive the educational outreach programs of CAF RISE ABOVE: WASP using a three-tiered approach to inspire, aspire and mentor, focused on the WASP Guiding Principles.

Real World Artifacts

The Commemorative Air Force operates the world’s largest collection of flying World War II aircraft. The very airplanes the WASP flew bring the story to life with a tangible connection to the past.