Macon-Thomas Chapter Mission

The mission of the Macon-Thomas West Bloomfield Chapter is to educate audiences across the country about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen – America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel – so their strength of character, courage and ability to triumph over adversity may serve as a means to inspire others to RISE ABOVE obstacles in their own lives and achieve their goals. We Need Your Support!

2020 TUSKEGEE AIRMEN 48TH NATIONAL CONVENTION

August 6th - 8th, 2020, San Antonio, Texas
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2018 TAI Convention Information and Registrations

2018 Registration Package 2018 TAI Exibitor's Registration Package 2018 TAI Journal Package

President's Message

2022 - 2023 INITIATIVES & PLANS

Greetings;

The Macon-Thomas Chapter has now grown to apx. 100 members and growing. This could not have been a success without each chapter member working together.

These are just a few of my future goals for the Chapter.

  1. To continue the Drone Academy.
  2. To develop the Youth Model Airplane Academy and Competition.
  3. To Continue the Youth Golf Training and Skills Competition.
  4. To establish a Youth Debutante Ball Competition.
  5. To establish a Youth Debate Club Local-National.
  6. To establish a Youth Vocal Lessons & Entertainment Group
  7. Chapter Group Travel and Touring (Field Trips-etc)
  8. Chapter Annual Events Coordination.
  9. Chapter Christmas Events
  10. Speaker's Bureau Training (Ongoing)

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Chapter, Please contact Bill Burnett at {248) 470-7585

To make a Donation; please send you Tax Exempt Donations to-Payable to:
Tuskegee Airmen-Macon-Thomas Chapter
6036 Petros Drive
West Bloomfield, Ml 48324

William {Bill) Burnett
Chapter President
Macon-Thomas Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.


To purchase any official Tuskegee Airmen merchandise, please contact:

Mr Bill Burnett
EMail: henrythegolfer@comcast.net

CHAPTER HONOREES AND FOUNDER

Chapter Honoree
Richard D. Macon
1921-2007
Capt. Richard D M. Macon picture
Capt. Richard D. Macon was born in Birmingham, Alabama on August 21, 1921. He received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Miles College.
Always a formidable competitor, on a bet, pursued and passed all entrance exams and requirements for the Army Air Corps. He trained at Tuskegee and completed Pilot Training School as a second lieutenant. He received further training at Selfridge Field in Michigan and from there went on to Walterboro Airfield in South Carolina.

Chapter Honoree
Lt. Col. Donald Thomas Jr.
1926 - 2011
Lt. Col. Donald C. Thomas picture

2015 Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame Lt. Col. Donald Thomas Jr.Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Donald C. Thomas Jr. was born in Detroit, MIon November 14, 1926 and passed away on November 29th, 2011. Donald was always intrigued by aircraft and flight. When an all-Black Fighter Group was stationed at Selfridge Airfield for Gunnery Training near his hime in 1943, he was hooked on flying when he saw the Black flyers in action on several occasions. In early 1944, Donald took and passed the Army Air Corps flying qualification exam.

 


Chapter Founder and President
Maj. William (Bill) Burnett.
Tenure: 2012 - Current

THE HISTORY OF THE MACON-THOMAS-WEST BLOOMFIELD CHAPTER OF TUSKEGEE AIRMEN, INC.

FOUNDED JANUARY 20TH, 2012
REGISTERED WITH THE IRS FEBRUARY 02, 2012
CHARTERED BY THE NATIONAL JUNE 07, 2012.

The Macon-Thomas-West Bloomfield Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., Was initially founded and formed by Mr. William H. Burnett in West Bloomfield, Michigan on January 20th, 2012. Mr. Burnett called on dedicated community leaders....click to continue reading