Tonya Tours Alabama: Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker

The history of aviation is right here for you to see at the US Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker.

The collection is quite impressive.

There are nearly fifty fully restored historic planes and helicopters housed in 70,000 square feet of space, and thats just what you'll see on the inside.

Its an impressive collection spanning many years, wars and innovations.

The museum campus is covered with numerous exhibits each highlighting a different aspect of the country's illutrious history in flight.

Sonya Hicks of Ponce de Leon High School says, " When they first walk in the door, they see the initial stages of aviation. They can see how Leonardo Devinci developed the concept of how math applies to aviation and then start with the first types of aircraft that were developed."

The opportunity is certainly here to learn.

From one end of the building to the other students from all over to see it.

There are lots of oohs and aahs from students who get a first hand look at these full-sized planes, and the best part about it is that it's free and open to the public.

The newest exhibit is dedicated to folks in aviation that have earned the Congressional Medal of Honor.

This is the highest award that can be given to a person while serving in the military during combat.

That's just one of many exhibits.

Tour guides walk you through telling the stories of soldiers who have flown these wonderful winged machines, some into heavy combat.

Don't miss the opportunity to see this display for yourself.

It's family fun, and a high flying history lesson.

So take your kids to the museum and watch their imagination and learning soar!

At Fort Rucker, with Broadview Media, I'm Tonya Terry touring Alabama.