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Aviation in Alabama

Aviation in Alabama
Aviation in the United States
Alabama State Flag
Commercial – primary 5
Commercial – non-primary 1
General aviation 65
Other public-use airports 24
Military and other airports 9
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]


Aircraft Manufacturers


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


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




  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.