Aviation in Alabama Article

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Aviation in Alabama
Aviation in the United States
Alabama
Alabama State Flag
Airports
Commercial – primary5
Commercial – non-primary1
General aviation65
Other public-use airports24
Military and other airports9
First flight
10 March 1910

Alabama's first aeronautical event was on 10 March 1910 with the flight of a Wright biplane flown by Orville Wright in Montgomery, Alabama. [1]

Events

Aircraft Manufacturers

Aerospace

73,000 jobs are based in Alabama in support of aerospace. [4]

Airports

Colleges and Universities

  • Auburn University is home to the nations oldest continually operated flight school and is the only 4-year aviation degree in the State of Alabama. Recently, Auburn University created the Auburn University Aviation Center.[ when?] The Aviation Center's objective is to, "...create a robust, visionary aviation program that creates opportunities for students and fosters economic development in the state."

Commercial Service

Government and Military

Overhead view of Maxwell Field in 1937

Museums

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "encyclopedia of Alabama". Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  2. ^ Don Dodd, Amy Bartlett-Dodd. Deep South Aviation.
  3. ^ "Alabama". Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  4. ^ "Aerospace". Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  5. ^ "Continental Motors Group To Assemble Diesel Kits In U.S." Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "Alabama State Troopers Aviation Unit". Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  7. ^ "Police Helicopter Unit". Retrieved October 14, 2011.