fbpx
Wikipedia

Southern Museum of Flight

The Southern Museum of Flight is a civilian aviation museum Birmingham, Alabama. 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.

Southern Museum of Flight
Location in Alabama
Established1966 (1966)
Location4343 73rd Street North
Birmingham, Alabama 35206
FounderMary Alice Beatty
DirectorDr. Brian J. Barsanti
Websitewww.southernmuseumofflight.org

Contents

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. The Lake Murray B-25C Mitchell bomber crashed in South Carolina during a 1943 training exercise. The right engine was torn off during the crash but the crew was able to escape unharmed before she sank to a depth of 150 feet (46m). The aircraft became a dive site for local technical divers until she was raised from the depths of the lake in September 2005. Dr. Bob Seigler who spearheaded the project, John Hodge and Dr. Bill Vartorella, formed the Lake Murray B-25 Rescue Project to salvage the aircraft from the bottom of Lake Murray. After recovery the remains of the aircraft were moved to the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama for conservation and museum display. A video crew, including maritime video experts from Nautilus Productions, documented the recovery for the Mega Movers series on the History Channel.

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.

The museum plans to reopen at the Grand River Technology Park in 2021 or 2022.

Lockheed A-12
MiG 15
  1. "Podcast: Southern Museum of Flight". AL.com. Archived from the original on 26 May 2015. Retrieved26 May 2015.
  2. "Lake Murray's Mitchell". Air & Space Magazine, Smithsonian.
  3. "B-25 Mitchell Bomber Salvaged from Lake Murray". Lake Murray's B-25.
  4. "Lake Murray B-25 Exhibit". Southern Museum of Flight. Archived from the original on 2002-04-08.
  5. "Rick Allen (XIX)". IMDB.
  6. Bonnett, Dona (28 June 2019). "Southern Museum of Flight on track for 2021-22 opening". St. Clair News-Aegis. Retrieved12 February 2021.
  • 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.
Wikimedia Commons has media related toSouthern Museum of Flight.

Coordinates:33°33′49″N86°44′17″W /33.56348°N 86.73806°W /33.56348; -86.73806

Southern Museum of Flight
Southern Museum of Flight Article Talk Language Watch Edit The Southern Museum of Flight is a civilian aviation museum Birmingham Alabama 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 Southern Museum of FlightLocation in AlabamaEstablished1966 1966 Location4343 73rd Street North Birmingham Alabama 35206FounderMary Alice BeattyDirectorDr Brian J BarsantiWebsitewww wbr southernmuseumofflight wbr org Contents 1 Overview 2 Selected aircraft on display 3 References 4 External linksOverview EditNotable 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 The Lake Murray B 25C Mitchell 1 bomber crashed in South Carolina during a 1943 training exercise The right engine was torn off during the crash but the crew was able to escape unharmed before she sank to a depth of 150 feet 46m The aircraft became a dive site for local technical divers until she was raised from the depths of the lake in September 2005 2 Dr Bob Seigler who spearheaded the project John Hodge and Dr Bill Vartorella formed the Lake Murray B 25 Rescue Project to salvage the aircraft from the bottom of Lake Murray 3 After recovery the remains of the aircraft were moved to the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham Alabama for conservation and museum display 4 A video crew including maritime video experts from Nautilus Productions documented the recovery for the Mega Movers series on the History Channel 5 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 The museum plans to reopen at the Grand River Technology Park in 2021 or 2022 6 Selected aircraft on display Edit Lockheed A 12 MiG 15 Aero Commander 680 Aeronca K Aeronca Sedan on floats Bede BD 4 Bede BD 5B Beagle B 206 Beechcraft Starship Cessna 337B Skymaster Cumulus 2F Glider Curtiss Model D replica Davis DA 2A Douglas B 26 Invader Fairchild PT 19 Fokker D VII Grumman F 14 Tomcat Heath Super Parasol Huff Daland crop duster Hughes OH 6 Cayuse Laister Kauffman 10A Lockheed A 12 Lockheed T 33A Shooting Star McDonnell F 4 Phantom II Mikoyan Gurevich MiG 15 Monnett Sonerai II LT North American B 25C Mitchell North American F 86 Sabre North American T 6G Texan Pazmany PL 4A Piel Emeraude Piper PA 28 140 Cherokee Cruiser Republic F 84F Thunderstreak Republic RC 3 Seabee Rotec Rally Rutan VariViggen Sport Fury Stoddard Hamilton Glasair II FT Stinson 10A Stinson SR 5 Stolp Starduster Vultee BT 13B Valiant Wright Flyer replicaReferences Edit Podcast Southern Museum of Flight AL com Archived from the original on 26 May 2015 Retrieved 26 May 2015 Lake Murray s Mitchell Air amp Space Magazine Smithsonian B 25 Mitchell Bomber Salvaged from Lake Murray Lake Murray s B 25 Lake Murray B 25 Exhibit Southern Museum of Flight Archived from the original on 2002 04 08 Rick Allen XIX IMDB Bonnett Dona 28 June 2019 Southern Museum of Flight on track for 2021 22 opening St Clair News Aegis Retrieved 12 February 2021 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 External links EditWikimedia Commons has media related to Southern Museum of Flight Southern Museum of Flight website Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame website Lake Murray s B 25 Lake Murray s Mitchell Podcast Southern Museum of Flight B 25 Recovery and Preservation Project Rubicon Foundation Coordinates 33 33 49 N 86 44 17 W 33 56348 N 86 73806 W 33 56348 86 73806 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Southern Museum of Flight amp oldid 1050997229, wikipedia, wiki, book,

books

, library,

article

, read, download, free, free download, mp3, video, mp4, 3gp, jpg, jpeg, gif, png, picture, music, song, movie, book, game, games.