The Six Top Five New Parks of 2018 / by Dave Hileman

Our second park is in Alabama, the Tuskegee Airmen NHS. This is the field where the first African-American troops began flight training. The little yellow “cub” is the first of the planes they flew as the progressed in the program up to the Army's PT-17 Stearman bi-plane. Then on to actual combat planes and then into the fray. And the did well, contrary to many opinions of the day. This airfield is neat not only for its history, its importance in the wave of civil rights legislation but also as a time capsule of the era. A lot of original buildings are still intact and the field of view is very much what men training here in the 1940’s would have seen. Nice museum in one hanger and the club where Ella Fitzgerald and other greats preformed for the pilots in training is also one you can visit.