The Control Tower

The Control Tower (HM17Q2)

Location: Tuskegee, AL 36083 Macon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 27.466', W 85° 40.79'

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From Moton Field's Control Tower, controllers directed flight operations and signaled landing instructions to pilots through a system of flashing colored lights. Dispatchers called cadets for their flights. The tower overlooked the busy - and noisy - flow of aircraft, pedestrian, and vehicle traffic between two hangars.

The tower was where the dispatcher would look out on the field and call the cadets over the loudspeaker to tell them about their flight assignments. Also in that tower was a big chamber in which parachutes were hung to dry.
Roscoe Draper, 2001

Born in Haverford, Pennsylvania in 1919, Roscoe Draper completed the Civilian Pilot Training (CPT) Program at Hampton Institute in 1940. He came to Tuskegee Institute for advanced training and became a CPT instructor. In 1943 Draper was made a civilian Primary Flight Training instructor at Moton Field. Later, he worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an operations inspector in Philadelphia.

[Background photo caption reads] PT-17s taxi from the tie-down area behind Hangar No. 2, possibly in preparation for flight training. They received taxi clearance from the Control Tower.
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HM NumberHM17Q2
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 9:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 624077 N 3591944
Decimal Degrees32.45776667, -85.67983333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.466', W 85° 40.79'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 27.96" N, 85° 40' 47.40" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-600 Chief Anderson, Tuskegee AL 36083, US
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