The Place Where We Learned to Fly Historical

The Place Where We Learned to Fly Historical (HM1VW5)

Location: Tuskegee, AL 36083 Macon County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 27.392', W 85° 40.84'

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Over 1,000 cadets learned to fly here at Moton Field, taking off and landing on an open, grassy field beyond the structures below. The field was used so intensely for primary flight training during World War II that the aircraft soon rutted the field and wore away the grass. The paved runways you see now were added in in the 1970s.

Moton Field was a small airfield, but it was the scene of great accomplishments. The men and women who came to Moton Field went on to change the nation forever.

This was the place where we learned to fly, we became pilots, we became officers . . . .
Randolph Edwards, 2003

[Photo caption]
Flight instructor evaluates the technique of an
aviation cadet landing a PT-17 on one of Milton
Field's grass runways.
HM NumberHM1VW5
Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, November 24th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 624001 N 3591807
Decimal Degrees32.45653333, -85.68066667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.392', W 85° 40.84'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 23.52" N, 85° 40' 50.4" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Chief Anderson, Tuskegee AL 36083, US
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