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The Last of the Greatest

Dec 29, 2019

For this week’s episode Gazette reporter Stephanie Earls sat down with 96-year-old, Tuskegee airman Frank Macon. A Colorado Springs native who grew up Pine Street. Frank loved to build things, learn how they worked and experiment, which often got him scolded by his aunts. From a young age he knew he wanted to be a pilot and took every opportunity he could to learn about airplanes. The war presented him with the opportunity to fly, but a week before graduating with his class of Tuskegee airmen he suffered an accident that would make him unable to fly for the Air Force or commercially ever again. Frank shared his story with us, but you can also read about his life in his book “I wanted to be a pilot”