Birmingham’s Own “Mini-Mac”

Birmingham’s Own “Mini-Mac” • The Historic Lockheed A-12 “Oxcart” • A Restoration Craftsman • The Museum’s Historic Motor Cars * Reconnaissance Cameras on Display
In Memoriam
The B-25s Ventral Turret – Maybe the Last One • The Gnome Rotary Engine • A C-47 “Glider
August 1, 2019
Charles Lindbergh Visits Birmingham
Charles Lindbergh Visits Birmingham • The Spirit of St. Louis Flight Simulator • A Ryan Replica Finds a New Home at the Museum • The Early Atlantic Ocean crossings
October 1, 2019
March 23, 2023
March 2023 Flight Lines

Flight Lines March 2023

March 11, 2022
March 2023 Flight Lines

Women’s History Month

Women’s Veteran’s Memorial
February 1, 2022

Remembering Birmingham’s Richard Macon

On a bet, Richard Macon, a Birmingham native andgraduate of Miles College in Fairfield, AL with abachelor’s degree in mathematics, took the entranceexams for the U. […]
January 1, 2022

Remembering Walter Ray, CIA Pilot
Tragic Crash of an Lockheed A-12 • A New Blackbird? Air America CIA Pilot • Visits Museum

n January 5, 1967, a sister-ship of our museum’sLockheed A-12 (Article 131) was returning from atraining flight to the now well-known CIA’s advancedaviation research facility base […]
December 1, 2021

Wright Flyer Monument at Maxwell AFB
Birmingham’s 150th Anniversary • Wright Brothers Day The Third USS Birmingham • A Year of Transformation • The Watch That Came In From The Cold

Wright Brothers Day commemorates the first successful flight of the Wright Flyer I, heavier-thanair powered aircraft built by Orville and Wilbur Wright. It took place on […]

The Mini-Mac was an original design homebuilt aircraft of Charles E. McCarley of Bessemer, Alabama.

Of all-metal construction, the tri-gear, single-seat aircraft was powered by a 65 hp VW 1800 engine.
Built by the designer himself and registered as Special 1600, this aircraft was first flown in July 1970. It was lost in a fatal accident at Bessemer Airport on October 28, 1978.

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