MEDAL OF HONOR AIRCRAFT PAVILION
While you are touring Battleship Memorial Park, be sure to stop in the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion, home of our extensive aircraft collection, historic vehicles and war artifacts. Dedicated to all of Alabama’s Medal of Honor recipients, the Aircraft Pavilion features a memorial wall that pays tribute to these heroes.
Among our collection is the Red Ball Express display, honoring those men who ran supplies during WWII and a Red-Tail P-51 airplane, just like the planes flown by the famed Tuskegee Airmen. One of the newest additions to the collection is Marine One, a recently restored VH1-N/ Bell 212 helicopter used by Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan and George H. W. Bush
One of the stars of the collection is our super-secret spy plane, the A-12 Black Bird. With a wing span of 65 feet and 125 feet in length, this airplane flew 2,300 miles per hour and 93,700 feet high. It was used by the CIA in 1965 for spy missions. Come learn the interesting story of the men who manned her and why she flew.
Along with the Aircraft Pavilion, we have aircraft displayed throughout the Park.