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. 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.[citation needed]

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.[1]

Permanent display[edit]

Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame[edit]

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 The Hall of Fame honors inductees, serves as a repository of historical documents concerning aviation in Alabama, and provides educational services.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.[2][3]



  1. ^ Southern Museum of Flight Official website
  2. ^ Alabama Wings (brochure). Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame Foundation.
  3. ^ Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame website

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