Flying Matters: Tiger Flight Foundation

A closer look at the Tiger Flight Foundation and some of their efforts to inspire and motivate the lives of youth and adults through aviation.

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Phil "Sunny" Cataldo is in control of his Alon A-2 Aircoupe during formation flying practice. **
** For more, read Tiger Flight's article from our Flying Matters series here. (Courtesy of Tiger Flight)
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Phil "Sunny" Cataldo and his passenger give the thumbs up sign. The young lady was part of the Summit Quest Adventures outing to Tiger Flight. **
** For more, read Tiger Flight's article from our Flying Matters series here. (Courtesy of Tiger Flight)
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The Tiger Flight Formation Flight Team high above Rome, Georgia. **
** For more, read Tiger Flight's article from our Flying Matters series here. (Courtesy of Tiger Flight)
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The Tiger Flight Team makes their way back to the hanger after performing. **
** For more, read Tiger Flight's article from our Flying Matters series here. (Courtesy of Tiger Flight)
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A young visitor to the Tiger Flight hanger during the Wings Over North Georgia Airshow in Rome, Georgia meets Tiger Flight pilots David Wright and Phil Cataldo. For more, read Tiger Flight's article from our Flying Matters series here. (Photo by Kent Whitaker)
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Phil Cataldo shows a young lady some of the features of his aircraft and explains the basics of flight. A "cool" airplane turns into a teachable moment. For more, read Tiger Flight's article from our Flying Matters series here. (Courtesy of Tiger Flight)
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David Wright talks to a group of parents and children for a few minutes about the importance of setting goals and how to be the "pilot in command of their own lives." (Photo by Kent Whitaker)
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Tiger Flight members Steven and Kiwan pose for a picture with Tuskegee Airman CAF Red Tail Squadron Leader, Brad Lang during a Tiger Flight break at the Auburn-Opelika Airshow. For more, read Tiger Flight's article from our Flying Matters series here. (Courtesy of CAF Red Tails & Richard Freeman)
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One of Tiger Flight’s Alon A-2 Aircoupes is ready to go during a Field Trip at the Tiger Flight Hanger in Rome, Georgia. For more, read Tiger Flight's article from our Flying Matters series here. (Photo by Kent Whitaker)
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A few young visitors, and their parents, smile for the camera after taking a flight with Tiger Flight during a Second Saturday flying event in Rome, Georgia. For more, read Tiger Flight's article from our Flying Matters series here. (Photo by Kent Whitaker)
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Ally "Ally Cat" Whitaker and Phil "Sunny" pose for a picture before heading toward Auburn, Alabama, for the Auburn-Opelika Airshow. For more, read Tiger Flight's article from our Flying Matters series here. (Photo by Kent Whitaker)
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With a closer look you will note that the TigerFlight patch features its tiger with two tails, a reference to the aircraft's nickname of Twin Tailed Tiger. This patch has become a collectable with many collectors because of this unusual change from the original Flying Tigers patch of World War II. **
** For more, read Tiger Flight's article from our Flying Matters series here. (Courtesy of Tiger Flight)