Airway Beacon and Tower

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the America by Air exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Transferred from the Federal Aviation Administration

Materials

Steel, aluminum, copper, glass, paint

Dimensions

3-D: 185.4 × 172.7 × 454.7cm, 438.6kg (73 in. × 68 in. × 14 ft. 11 in., 967lb.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Airways Beacon Light, last one operational in USA. A 24" rotating beacon light, with coded red signal light and control units. Top five feet of tower included. Removed from Crestline, Whitewater, California (near Palm Springs).

Type

EQUIPMENT-Ground Control Apparatus

Inventory Number

A19730705000

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