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The Southern Museum of Flight is an aviation museum located on the property of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airportmarker in Birmingham, Alabamamarker. It features a valuable collection of aviation artifacts spanning the 20th century in the various areas of aviation. It explores eight decades of winged history with both military and civilian aircraft. Artifacts in the museum include the Red Baron, the Tuskegee Airmen, and the "Flying Tigers," as well as notable female pilots including Amelia Earhart and numerous aviation pioneers.

Some of the additional artifacts include a night landing light used by the Wright brothers at their Montgomerymarker flight school, knee-high aviator's boots from WWI, Germanmarker-issue flying gloves from World War I, a cap and flying goggles from aviation's early days, and the trapeze and dental strap used in a local flying circus. Also included in the collection are more than 20 aircraft engines.

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Image:Southern_Museum_of_Flight_A-12.jpg | Lockheed A-12 reconnaissance airplane 60-6937 on display at the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama with an U.S. Air Force T-38 behind.Image: Southern_Museum_of_Flight_DC-3.jpg | A DC-3 (military designation R4D-6Q) “Gooney Bird” on display in the colors of the North Carolina Forest Service at the Southern Museum of FlightImage:Beechcraft Starship.2.jpg | Beechcraft Starship 1 N214JB on display.

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