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

    Tuskegee Airmen

    National Historic Site Alabama

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  • Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site Sunday Closure Notice

    Due to budget reductions as a result of the federal sequester, the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site will be closed Sundays beginning March 10, 2013.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) How many Tuskegee Airmen are left?

No one knows exactly. According to the last information received by the park from Tuskegee Airmen, Incorporated, there are an estimated less than 100 pilots, and less than 200 support personnel remaining. These numbers are on the decline due to their advancing age.

2) Do you have any planes?

Currently, the Hangar #1 Museum at Moton Field is open and 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 sparked her interest in the fledgling Negro military flight training program at Tuskegee. She then became one of its strongest supporters. The site is still under construction, and in 2013 we have plans to open the Hangar #2 Museum at Moton Field where we will house a red-tail P-51 Mustang.

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 www.TuskegeeAirmen.org and from the menu across the top of the page, click the EXPLORE TAI link and from the menu select TAI Chapters. Next, locate the chapter nearest you and e-mail the contact person listed. They will inform you if they have original Tuskegee Airmen in their chapter and/or other qualified speakers that are available to meet with your group.

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

Currently, most GPS systems does 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?

BO Davis in Plane

Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. was the first African-American in the 20th century to graduate from the Military Academy at WestPoint, New York.