NAEC Tuskegee Airmen Pepper’s Ghost Hologram Exhibit
The National Aviation Education Center (NAEC), a 47,000-square-foot facility, is dedicated to education about World War II planes with the mission to Honor the Past, Empower the Future. Groove Jones worked with Bellwether Prototype to develop the Tuskegee Airmen “Pepper’s Ghost Hologram” found within the Arsenal of Democracy exhibit in the museum.
The immersive exhibit hall tells the story of different groups that played key roles in America’s victory in World War II.
The Tuskegee Airmen section uses a Pepper’s Ghost Hologram effect, demonstrating an exciting and dynamic way of telling the Tuskegee Airmen story.
For this experience, we created various animations, the documentary-style movie, the dog fight scene, and various motion graphics and visual effects.
Jeremy McCarter of Bellwether Prototype built the physical component of the experience.
The Voice Behind the Experience
We brought in voice actor Major Attaway to provide the audio narration for the individual stories. He is best known for being the longest-running Genie in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway and providing the voices for Arcadios, Desmond Rutaganda, and Ton Jravolta. He is a 20+ year veteran entertainer who began his career in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX area. We were thrilled to have him and his talented voice in our sound booth. Major can also be seen in an upcoming HBO series and in The Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.
About the NAEC
The Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center (NAEC), named in honor of Mr. Tippie, a World War II veteran, is the flagship of the American Airpower Heritage Museum (AAHM).
The NAEC is located at the Dallas Executive Airport and provides hands-on learning opportunities and experiences for all ages. The 47,000-square-foot facility is dedicated to education with the mission to Honor the Past, Empower the Future. The museum wing includes the world’s largest collection of authentic World War II nose art, a theater, and exhibits with artifacts to honor the contributions of diverse populations. Visitors will be inspired by aviation and history while learning impactful stories of heroes in World War II. The James C. Ray Education Wing houses workshops, leadership simulations, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs in a more formal setting.
The CAF was founded in 1957 when several pilots came together to ensure the aircraft’s legacy and that the men and women who built, flew, and maintained them during World War II were not forgotten.
The CAF is the nation’s leading organization devoted to educating, inspiring, and honoring flight and living history experiences. The CAF National Airbase is now the host site for the NAEC facility.
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