FAA Airport Tower

In the Federal Aviation Agency's simulated airport tower at the Air Safety Academy, traffic control students practice the procedures used to guide aircraft in and out of airports in Oklahama City on July 21, 1959. In the foreground, traffic controllers issue orders to make-believe pilots seated at the board in the background. Planes are landed and take off from the airport model in the center. By the end of 1959, some 5,600 students will have graduated from the Academy. (AP Photo)