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Success Story: Edward Craig Moore

 

I am Edward Craig Moore, an aspiring aircraft engineer, mechanic, and student pilot. I was born an raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and am currently working to gain my aircraft mechanics license in Auburn Alabama. I have a very special connection to aviation. Both my grandfather and his brother-in-law were Tuskegee Airmen. I have always looked to their legacy for inspiration and as a bar to gauge myself with. I came to Tuskegee to continue the legacy that my family helped to start.

Shortly after arriving at Tuskegee University I began working at Moton Field as a lineman and part time mechanic assistant. After graduating I worked as an aircraft engineer, assisting in the modification of Boeing 737’s, but I quickly realized that my heart was back in Tuskegee working with general aviation.

In 2017 I purchased a small airplane with some money I saved from my job as an engineer. The aircraft was in desperate need of tender loving care, and over the last year I restored it with the help of my brother who is a certified aircraft mechanic. My goal is to bring the aircraft to Moton field to be used as a training tool for pilots, mechanics, and engineers. I am extremely grateful for the Red Tail Foundation and its donors for the opportunity to further my education, certifications, and outreach to the community.

 

“As soon as Rich Peace and I decided to create the Red Tail Scholarship Foundation we began searching for aspiring young pilots. The first person I knew to speak with was a local flight instructor and good friend of mine named Paul Davis. Paul is the best flight instructor I have ever met, with a wealth of experience, knowledge and blessed with the perfect teaching personality. I told Paul we were beginning a scholarship fund to honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen and our goal was to assist young African-Americans in gaining a career in aviation. I explained we would mentor them, guide and provide them some financial assistance and would not stop until they had a paying job in the field. I went on to explain the attributes we were looking for included some amount of intelligence, decent hand-eye coordination, but mostly we were searching for young people who were self-motivated and driven to succeed.  Without hesitating Paul said he had the perfect first candidate for us already and his name is Torius Moore.”

Will Sparrow, Red Tail Scholarship Foundation

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