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.
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!!Read More
Did You Know?
The Tuskegee Airmen consists of nearly 1000 pilots and upwards of 15,000 support personnel, including “wash outs” that were part of the “military experiment” to see if blacks could fly and fight.