U.S. Army Aviation Museum

U.S. Army Aviation Museum

Field review by the editors.

Fort Rucker, Alabama

What kind of aviation does the Army use that's not provided by the Air Force? A quick tour of this museum reveals the answer: mostly spotter planes and helicopters. The choppers are the stars: one particularly memorable diorama features a real Huey crashed into a Vietnam rice paddy.

You'd think that the museum's Army One presidential helicopter would be its most famous exhibit, but instead it's the 1993 Super 68, one of the three choppers that crashed in Mogadishu and were later made famous in the film, Blackhawk Down. (Tipster Jim notes that the "Mogadishu" aircraft is beautifully restored).

U.S. Army Aviation Museum

Address:
6000 Novosel St., Fort Rucker, AL
Directions:
Drive north from Daleville on Hwy 85/Daleville Ave. to Fort Rucker main gate. Must have photo ID to enter the fort. Take the first left after the main gate, and you'll see the museum ahead on the left.
Hours:
M-F 9-4, Sa 9-3 (Virus outbreak may affect access to attraction. Call to verify.)
Phone:
334-598-2508
Admission:
Free, donations welcomed.
RA Rates:
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