Southern Museum of Flight
|Southern Museum of Flight|
|Location||4343 73rd Street North
Birmingham, Alabama 35206
|Director||Dr. James T. Griffin|
The Southern Museum of Flight is an aviation museum located three blocks east of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama. It features a valuable collection of artifacts spanning the 20th century in the various areas of aviation. It explores eight decades of winged history with both military and civil aircraft.
Also featured are the 1953 defection of Lt. No Kum Sok with F-86 and MiG-15 aircraft, the Lake Murray B-25 bomber, raised from a lake in South Carolina in 2005, and a helicopter tribute to Vietnam Veterans. The facility has an Early Aviation Hall, Experimental Aircraft Hall, Aviation Art exhibits, Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame, and 26 additional aircraft in an outdoor exhibit.
Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame
The museum hosts the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors inductees, serves as a repository of historical documents concerning aviation in Alabama, and provides educational services. Plaques of the honorees are exhibited on the upper level of the museum. The Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame Foundation provides the bulk of the funding for the Hall of Fame.
A DC-3 (military designation R4D-6Q) “Gooney Bird” on display in the colors of the North Carolina Forest Service at the Southern Museum of Flight
Beechcraft Starship 1 N214JB on display.
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