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
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
September 1, 2019
World War I Historic Happenings
World War I Historic Happenings • A Tribute To “Hank” Collins, Jr. • The Museum’s Concrete Section of the Berlin Wall • The Historic Fokker D.VII on Display
November 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 […]

During WW2, Lindbergh was a key figure in improving the performance of the P-38 aircraft. Working as a civilian contractor in the South Pacific during 1944, he was instrumental in extending the range of the P-38 through improved throttle settings, or engineleaning techniques, notably by reducing engine speed to 1,600 rpm, setting the carburetors for auto-lean and flying at 185 mph.

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