Museum Reaches New Heights

The Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover AFB, Del., is adding the tower cab from the base’s old air control tower. The cab was moved to the museum in late December for placement upon a tower base. Museum officials have been collecting older tower electronics from around the country in the past few years in order to outfit the cab, whose innards were gutted and transferred to Dover’s new air traffic control tower. When finished, the cab will provide museum visitors with a feel of what a working tower from the 1970s to 1990s looked like. And it will give them a panoramic view from about 30 feet up of the aircraft on display. The old Dover tower, constructed in 1955, was deactivated in November. It had been the oldest operational stateside tower in the Air Force. (Dover release)