Aviation has soared in Alabama for nearly a century. Much of the early history of Alabama aviation began at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, where experimental flying machine designs were displayed, Mobile’s first municipal airport was located, and in 1939 this property supported military aviation operations. Today this footprint of land is home to Airbus and many additional aviation companies.
Our goal is for all visitors to exit reflecting on what they learned during their experience and contemplating what they would like to learn on their next visit. At Flight Works Alabama, we provide continuous learning opportunities that encourage everyone to soar to new heights.
To ensure Flight Works Alabama is making a difference, we have created a data/measurement system through a collaborative effort with our higher education partners. This system provides feedback to confirm we are reaching our education and workforce development goals.
Learning is why Flight Works Alabama exists, and 21st century work skills are our target. Each activity within the walls of Flight Works Alabama connects with one or more of the work skills needed for not only Alabama's current and future workforce, but for our nation and beyond.
At Flight Works Alabama, learners of all ages have opportunities to master soft skills and advanced manufacturing skills, and even earn certifications to showcase their proficiency.