The mission of the Southern Museum of Flight is to investigate, preserve, and promote the rich stories of Southern aviation and to provide exciting, interactive, and educational programming for people of all ages. Through partnerships with the community, the Southern Museum of Flight offers a number of exhibitions, displays, and educational services.
The Korean War Jets Exhibit is a unique diorama display of the Kimpo Air Force Base in South Korea that highlights the defection of Lt. No Kum Sok (Kenneth Rowe), a 21-year old, elite North Korean Air Force pilot, as well as the historic events that transpired following the defection. It features two of the primary fighter jets that became adversaries during the Korean War era—the F-86 Sabre and the MiG-15.
The Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit honors Alabama’s famed Tuskegee Airmen featuring a
number of World War II era trainers including a North American AT-6 Texan, a Vultee BT-13B Valiant, and a Fairchild PT-19 Cornell.
The Vietnam War Helicopters Exhibit depicts a true story of American heroism within Troop C, 16th Cavalry Regiment. There’s even a Huff-Daland Crop Duster Exhibit, featuring an all-original Huff-Daland “Duster,” a fabric-covered, cantilever-winged biplane structurally designed so that it had none of the wing brace wires that were common to the biplane designs of the era. The display is set in Monroe, Louisiana, during the 1920s when the Delta Air Corporation utilized these Huff-Daland aircraft as crop dusters.
Southern Museum of Flight
4343 73rd Street North
Birmingham, AL 35206
Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors and children ages four+
Free for active military and families
Category: Area Attractions