Jay's Chicago

Inspired By Black Aviators

Clip: Season 2022 Episode 5 | 6m 3s | Video has closed captioning.

You may have heard of Bessie Coleman, the pioneering African American pilot from Chicago. But there is much more to the history of Black aviation in this town, and the story has inspired local pilot and aircraft mechanic Umberto Ricco to offer an aviation training program, for free, at Dunbar Vocational High School in Chicago.

Aired: 03/24/22

Rating: NR

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Jay's Chicago is a local public television program presented by WTTW.