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Air Traffic Control

July 4, 1976 – April 3, 1977

Air and Space Museum
601 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: Air Traffic Control, Gallery 207, 2nd Floor, West Wing

This gallery surveys early and current methods of air-traffic control in all weather conditions. Highlights include:

  • Realistically simulated air-traffic-control operations
  • RADAR: the 1st operational civil model of ATC radar
  • Simulated airline cabin-theater allows visitors to follow a flight between Pittsburgh and Washington; the in-flight presentation shows air-traffic-control procedures used to assure safety