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

    Tuskegee Airmen

    National Historic Site Alabama

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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Cadets

Charles Anderson was called the “Father of Black Aviation” because of his influence on black pilots and the numbers he trained from 1933 until his death in 1996.