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Docent Led Tours 11am-1pm


9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



If you’ve landed here, we hope you’ll bring your group to the
Southern Museum of Flight for a guided tour and more!









Southern Museum of Flight is home to the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame with over 70 biographical plaques presenting Alabama aviation history through collective biography.


Scholarship Supports Women in Aviation/Aerospace

The Mary Alice Beatty scholarship empowers women in aviation. All applicants interested in the Mary Alice Beatty scholarship can apply through Women in Aviation International. You must complete their requirements along with ours that will be listed on their website.

For More information call: 205-833-8226 or email:

Bombshell Calendar

Available for Purchase HERE! Purchase a $20 calendar on our PayPal account and make sure you place "Scholarship" upon purchasing and list the address you would like it sent. You may also ask for one at our gift shop.

1Wednesday- April 19th // Mad Dog Flight
The 117th Air Refueling Wing will hold a ceremony on Wednesday, April 19th 3:30 .

Commemorating the Bay of Pigs mission that took the lives of Leo Baker, Wade Gray, Pete Ray and Riley Shamburger. .

In commemoration of the American Airmen and Birmingham’s own.

The ceremony is open to the public and will be held at the Forest Hill cemetery where a wreath will be laid on the grave of Pete Ray which will include the playing of Taps and a three volley salute.

A reception at the Southern Museum of Flight will begin immediately following the wreath laying ceremony.

The Bay of Pigs was a Central Intelligence Agency mission. It was intended to use Cuban exiles to invade the island of Cuba and start a revolution against Fidel Castro. Four Airmen from the 117th Reconnai­ssance Wing of the Alabama National Guard died during the co­vert action over the Bay of Pigs on April 19, 1961. Four were killed in action. No one in the Alabama Air National Guard was allowed to discuss the mission or what happened to the Airmen for over two decades. It was another twenty years before the CIA publically acknowledged the failed invasion and the loss of the Alabama Airmen.

For more information contact Capt. Jonathan Russell at 205-873-5355
2Saturday - April 29, 2017 // Sled Driver
An Evening with former SR-71 Pilot Brian Shul
Time: 6-8pm
Location: South Wing
Cost: $50

Join the Birmingham Aero Club and the Southern Museum of Flight for an Evening with former SR-71 Blackbird pilot. Mr. Shul served as a Vietnam War- era attack pilot, flying over 200 combat missions. His inspirational story of being shot-down, surviving being badly burned, and then returning to full flight status will motivate and inspire.

Frequently asked questions

1When is the museum open?

Open Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

2How much does it cost to visit the museum?

Family Membership: $65- 1 yr, $85-2 yrs.
Active Military & Families: Free
Adults: $7
Seniors & Students: $6, under age 3 Free

3Does the museum offer rental facilities?

Facilities Rental Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast or interested in a one-of-a kind setting for your event, the Southern Museum of Flight offers the perfect venue.

4Is there a way I can get more involved?

The Southern Museum of Flight is looking for volunteers to assist in the Docent program and in Aircraft Restoration. We also seek Interns for unpaid internships throughout the year and especially for the summer. If you are interested in volunteering, WE HOPE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM! Docents | Restoration | Interns