1721 Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Dr.

Tuskegee, AL 36083

Phone:(334) 727-6485

Fax:(334) 727-6487

Hours of Operations:

Sunday - Monday 7:30AM - 5:00PM

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AN AVIATION EXPERIENCE

Legacy Flight Academy (LFA) provides a unique aviation experience for motivated students ages 16-19. LFA exposes students to some of the training necessary to achieve the goal of Solo/FAA Private Pilot. Training is provided on the historic campus of the Tuskegee Airmen, at Moton Field. Our flight trainers and instructors are current or former military professionals, lending their years of experience to this exceptional learning environment. Students and faculty housing is provided by Auburn University and Tuskegee University during their intense two-week training. In addition to the practical training received in aeronautics, students will participate in field trips and listen to engaging guest speakers as they begin preparing for the future. LFA is administered by a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring young people towards military aviation careers.

THE LEGACY OF THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN

The Legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen Moton Field was the primary flight training facility for the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. More than 10,000 African-American men and women in military and civilian groups supported the Tuskegee Airmen. They served as flight instructors, officers, bombardiers, navigators, radio technicians, mechanics, air traffic controllers, parachute riggers, and electrical and communications specialists. Support personnel also included laboratory assistants, cooks, musicians, and supply, fire-fighting, and transportation personnel. Their participation helped paved the way for desegregation of the military that began with President Harry S. Truman’s Executive Order 9981 in 1948.

Moton Field built between 1940-1942, was named after Robert Russa Moton, the second President of The Tuskegee Institute. Sharpe Field, located on the nearby Tuskegee Army Airfield, was the location of both basic and advanced flight training. Moton Field, however, became the primary flight training facility for the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. After pilot cadets passed primary flight training at Moton Field, they transferred to Tuskegee Army Air Field (TAAF) to complete their training with the Army Air Corps. TAAF was a full-scale military base built by the U.S. military. The facility at Moton Field included two aircraft hangars, a control tower, locker building, clubhouse, wooden offices and storage buildings, brick storage buildings, and a vehicle maintenance area. The base at Tuskegee Army Air Field was closed in 1946. The current site of Moton Field was deeded to the city of Tuskegee in 1972, and continues to operate as a municipal airport.

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