Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

High-angle view of four ground controllers at work in the control tower cab at Dulles International Airport (IAD), Chantilly, Virginia, circa early 1960s. Three men (two holding radio microphones, one using a telephone) look out over the midfield (man at right uses binoculars) as man in foreground takes notes while using a telephone.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Airports

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

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Circa early 1960s

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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