Monroe, Louisiana is filled with rich aviation history. Monroe Airport is the birthplace of Delta Airlines and the hometown of General Claire Chennault, father of the 23rd American Volunteer Group-also known as the Flying Tigers. The legacy of the Flying Tigers is one that Monroe is proud of. The University of Louisiana at Monroe’s mascot is the Warhawk, the airplane flown by the Flying Tigers. Monroe is also home to the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum and the Flying Tiger Brewery. In addition to its aviation history, Monroe is located in an area with ideal weather conditions for flying. On an average year, there is flyable weather more than 330 days out of the year. Generally, if the weather is adverse, it will improve quickly.