• 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 will temporarily close on Mondays effective May 5, 2014. Monday hours will resume on July 14, 2014. During this period, the days of operation will be Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Before Their Tails Were "Red"

Before the first African American military pilots became known as the "Red Tails" they wore striped tails as they began their flight training in the Army's PT-17 Stearman bi-plane.  Their flying adventure started at Moton Field, in Tuskegee, Alabama, where the Army Air Corps began a military "experiment" to see if Negroes could be trained to fly combat aircraft.  Come--share their adventure!!

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Did You Know?

Cadets at TAAF

Tuskegee Institute was selected by the government to conduct a military pilot training “experiment” because of its excellent engineering program and successful Civilian Pilot Training Program.