• Moton Field Historic Hangar #1 - PT-17 Stearman in foreground

    Tuskegee Airmen

    National Historic Site Alabama

Frequently Asked Questions

1) How many Tuskegee Airmen are left?

No one knows exactly. According to information received by the park from Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated, there are an estimated less than 200 pilots and support personnel remaining. These numbers will continue to decline due to their advancing age.

2) Do you have any airplanes?

Yes. The Hangar #1 Museum houses two training airplanes. A PT-17 Stearman, which served as their primary trainer at Moton Field. A J-3 Piper Cub in which those who had been trained to fly through the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) before entering military training learned to fly. Its significance relates to it being the type of aircraft in which First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt took a historic flight with Charles A. Anderson, a Negro Flight Instructor in the CPTP which garnered her ongoing support for the Negro military flight training program at Tuskegee.

The Hangar #2 Museum houses a full-sized replica of a red-tail P-51 Mustang flown by 1st Lt. Robert W. Williams, dubbed "Duchess Arlene".

3) Can you arrange for us to have a Tuskegee Airman speak to our group?

No. The park does not arrange for Tuskegee Airmen to speak to groups. If you are interested in having an Airman speak to your group, contact Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. at www.TuskegeeAirmen.org or call their Executive Office at 334-725-8200.

4) Where are you located, my GPS didn't bring me there?

Currently, most GPS systems do not direct you to the park. If you are driving, the park is located off I-85 Exit 38, between Auburn and Montgomery, Alabama. See Directions link from the Plan Your Visit page for exact directions to the park.

Did You Know?

Bus Unloading at Moton Field

The name, Tuskegee Airmen, was coined in 1955 by Charles E. Francis, one of the African-American pilots who trained in Tuskegee, Alabama during WWII.