Our History
Our History
Choosing a site for Flight Works Alabama was not difficult. Much of the early history of Alabama aviation began at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, including Monroe Park where aerial experimenter, John Fowler, displayed his flying machine designs.
In 1929, the City of Mobile's first municipal airport, Bates Field, was dedicated and located within the geographic borders of the current Aeroplex.
Then in 1939, this footprint of land supported military aviation operations, and today is home to Airbus and many additional aviation companies.
Upon this ground, aviation has soared for nearly 100 years.
Our Vision
Our Vision
Flight Works Alabama, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, recognizes that a community’s economic growth and resiliency correlates directly with education. Our innovative education center strives to not only inspire visitors, but to also provide opportunities for learners of all ages to master 21st century work skills and soft skills. Our vision is long-term impact on education and workforce development for the Gulf Coast and beyond.
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The Difference
The Difference
To make a difference, Flight Works Alabama must be different.
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.
Learn ➤ Reflect ➤ Return
Flight Works Alabama - where learning is different!
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Workforce Skills
Workforce Skills
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.
Flight Works Alabama - Inspiring and equipping America's workforce.
Hours of Operation 2020
Hours of Operation 2020
SundayClosed
MondayClosed
Tuesday – Friday9:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday9:00am to 3:00pm
Closed on major holidays
Driving Directions
Driving Directions
From I-10 Westbound
Take exit 24 for Broad Street toward Duval Street.
Turn left onto South Broad Street.
The destination is on your left after the traffic light (1.4 mi.)
From I-10 Eastbound
Take exit 23 for Michigan Avenue.
Take a sharp right onto Michigan Avenue.
Take the first left onto South Broad Street into the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley.
The destination is on your right before the traffic light (0.5 mi.)
How to Become a Sponsor
How to Become a Sponsor
You can be a part of this exciting endeavor through your support of Flight Works Alabama and its programming.
For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact us at info@flightworksalabama.com
Contact Us
Contact Us