Official Book Launch

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 years growing up in Colorado Springs, Colorado through his years at Tuskegee University. Join Frank to celebrate this exciting accomplishment!

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Frank gets his letter

It’s Never Too Late to 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 then, he knew he had to figure reading out. He worked hard. He didn’t like reading, but that was not an excuse to let his dyslexia stop him from reaching a dream. Flying! As you know, Frank did not quit. On Monday, October 8, 2018 Frank showed the world what not quitting looks like. He marched right into to his beloved North Junior High School […]

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Franklin Macon Enters North Middle School

Back in Time for Franklin!

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 and Palmer High School was called Colorado Main High School. Frank was received with open arms. Each school is delighted to add Frank’s book to their library.

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USAF Turns 71

United States Air Force Turned 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 hardships. Frank focused on his love of flight. Frank told how he jumped off the chicken house with his homemade wings, flew his first solo flight as a member of the Colorado Springs Civil Air Patrol, and trained at Tuskegee where he blew out his eardrums.  Frank also shared his struggle with dyslexia, and importance of determination. Frank urged all, “Never Give Up!”

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