Southern Museum of Flight

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Southern Museum of Flight
Established 1966 (1966)
Location 4343 73rd Street North
Birmingham, Alabama 35206
Director Dr. Brian J. Barsanti

The Southern Museum of Flight is a civilian aviation museum Birmingham, Alabama USA. The facility features nearly 100 aircraft, as well as engines, models, artifacts, photographs, and paintings. In addition, the Southern Museum of Flight is home to the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame, which presents Alabama Aviation History through collective biography.

Notable aircraft on display include a Wright Flyer, Curtis Pusher, Fokker D-VII, Alexander Eaglerock, F-4 Phantom, F-86 Sabre, AH-1 Cobra, Soviet-built MiGs, Mi-24 Hind, A-12 Blackbird spy plane, the “Lake Murray” B-25, and an array of experimental aircraft. Featured on display is a diorama exhibit honoring Alabama’s famed Tuskegee Airmen, as well as the Korean War Jets Exhibit and Vietnam War Helicopters Exhibit.

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  • Barsanti, B. J. Interview with James T. Griffin (20 Jan 2013).
  • Stevenson, E. W. "The History of the Southern Museum of Flight", SMF Trustee Manual, 15 May 2004.

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Coordinates: 33°33′49″N 86°44′17″W / 33.56348°N 86.73806°W / 33.56348; -86.73806