Southern Museum of Flight

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 aviation artifacts spanning the 20th century in the various areas of aviation. It explores eight decades of winged history with both military and civilian aircraft. Artifacts in the museum include the Red Baron, the Tuskegee Airmen, and the " Flying Tigers ," as well as notable female pilots including Amelia Earhart and numerous aviation pioneers. Featured are the Tuskegee Airmen, 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, Ready Room for rest and snacks, and 26 additional aircraft in an outdoor exhibit. One of the more popular attractions in the museum are the simulators for military aircraft, ultralights, antique aircraft and RC aircraft. The address of the Southern Museum of Flight is 4343 73rd. Street North, Birmingham, AL 35206. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 to 4:30 CST. Admission is $7.00 for adults, less for seniors and children. Active military and their families are always admitted without charge.

Permanent display

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 The Hall of Fame honors inductees, serves as a repository of historical documents concerning aviation in Alabama, and provides educational services.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



  • Aero Commande 680
  • Aeronca K 1937
  • Aeronca Sedan on floats
  • A-12 Oxcart single seat variant of SR-71 Blackbird
  • B-26 Douglas Invader ( Air Force)
  • BD-4
  • BD-5B
  • BT-13B Valiant
  • Beagle B.206
  • Beechcraft Starship
  • 1912 Curtiss Pusher replica
  • Cessna 337B Skymaster
  • Cumulus Glider
  • DA-2
  • The first Delta Air Lines airplane
  • F4 Phantom jet fighter
  • F-4 Phantom II Cockpit Simulator
  • F-14 Tomcat ( Navy)
  • F-84F Thunderstreak
  • F-86 Sabre ( Navy)
  • Fokker D.VII
  • Glasaire II F-T
  • Heath Super Parasol 1927
  • Huff Daland crop duster
  • MiG-15 Fagot ( Air Force)
  • OH-6 Loach Helicopter ( Army National Guard)
  • PL-4A Pazmany
  • PT-19 Fairchild Cornell
  • Piel-Emeraude
  • Piper Cherokee PA 28-140
  • Rotec-Rally Ultralight
  • Republic Seabee
  • Sonerai II-LT
  • Sport Fury
  • Starduster biplane
  • Stinson 10A
  • Stinson SR-5
  • T-6G Texan
  • TG-4A (Civil L-K 10A)
  • T-33A Shooting Star ( Air Force)
  • Vari-Viggen invented by Burt Rutan
  • Wright Flyer replica

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