The Smithsonian is open this weekend and will be open Monday, January 22.
National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Air Traffic Control, Gallery 207, 2nd Floor, West Wing Floor Plan
This gallery surveys early and current methods of air-traffic control in all weather conditions. Highlights include:
- Realistically simulated air-traffic-control operations
- RADAR: the 1st operational civil model of ATC radar
- Simulated airline cabin-theater allows visitors to follow a flight between Pittsburgh and Washington; the in-flight presentation shows air-traffic-control procedures used to assure safety