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Aircraft Industry in the 1930s

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Franklin Macon and Elizabeth Harper

One thing that was very important to Frank as he began working on his book was to let readers know what was happening in the flying world while we was growing up. There were so many amazing changes happening. In the aircraft industry, the demand for new planes kept manufacturers busy. Among the innovative products […]

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Never Give Up!

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Franklin Macon and Elizabeth Harper

Imagine what it feels like to publish a book about your life at 95 years old!? That’s exactly what Franklin Macon, Tuskegee Airman, just did! On November 20, 2018 at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver, CO, Frank celebrated his official book launch day! He was joined with his co-author, […]

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Official Book Launch

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It’s Official! Join us at the Wings Over the Rockies Museum on November 20, 2018! Franklin “Never Gives Up.” At 95 years old, Frank invites you to the official release of his book I Wanted to be a Pilot: The Making of a Tuskegee Airman.  Written for the middle reader, Frank’s book is about his childhood […]

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It’s Never Too Late to Letter

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Frank gets his letter

Recently Franklin Macon returned to his Junior High and the Principal Gave Him A Letter and Pin! You have heard Frank say, “Never Give Up!”  Why? You just never know what will come of it. When Frank attended North Junior High School in 1935, Frank could barely read let alone get an academic letter. Back […]

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Back in Time for Franklin!

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Franklin Macon Enters North Middle School

This week Frank and Liz had the pleasure to visit three of Frank’s childhood schools in Colorado Springs. Frank and Liz delivered books to three of the schools Frank attended in his youth. Bristol Elementary, North Middle School and Palmer High School. When Frank attended the schools, North Middle School was called North Junior High […]

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United States Air Force Turned 71!

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USAF Turns 71

Frank had the honor of attending the 71st birthday celebration for the United States Air Force at NORAD and U.S. Northern Command on September 18th! He had the privilege to share the stage with his fellow Documented Tuskegee Airmen Col. James Randall. They both inspired the audience with their life reflections of service and overcoming […]

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Franklin Macon Wanted to Be a Pilot

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Frank's High School Yearbook

Frank grew up in a very different time. It was the 1920s and 1930s. Frank remembers he took his first airplane ride around the age of 4 or 5 years old. He flew with his babysitters’ boyfriends! They were pilots at Alexander Aircraft Company in Colorado Springs, Colorado. That would not happen today, just hop […]

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Why is Frank’s Story Important?

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Frank's Drawing of a Go-Cart

Everyone has a story. Some stories make you want to be a better person. Some stories make you sad. Some stories make you want to go back in time. Frank’s story, well…it makes you determined. Frank will take you back to a time when kids experimented, found mischief, and created the best reactions with carbide! […]