The cab of the former air traffic control tower on Dover Air Force Base, which had been in operation for more than 50 years, was removed Dec. 21, and will become an exhibit at the base's Air Mobility Command Museum.


The Air Mobility Command Museum will be getting a new exhibit that may just bring a touch of nostalgia to long-time Dover Air Force base airmen, active duty and retired.

The old base air traffic control tower cab, the oldest operational stateside Air Force tower when deactivated in November, was removed from its pedestal Dec. 21. The tower had served the base since its construction in 1955.

The cab is being moved to the AMC Museum as part of its Museum Education Initiative, where it will be mounted on a short tower base to offer visitors a panoramic view of museum aircraft from approximately 30 feet in the air.

The museum has collected older tower electronics from around the country in the last few years to replace those items removed from this tower and transferred to the new tower. Visitors will have a good impression of what a working tower from the 1970s to the 1990s looked like.

There is currently no completion date set.

Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free and photography is welcome.

For more information, call 677-5938.