A day trip from Gulf Shores is the Navy Air Museum in Pensicola, Florida
Pensicola, Florida----- go to http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/ for more detailed information and photos.
If you go to Gulf Shores, Alabama, you can take a ride down to the home of the Blue Angels navy flying team in Pensicola, Florida not real far from the border with Alabama. The naval base there has the US navy's air museum. All types of navy fighter aircraft from all wars are crammed into the modern building, even a space capsule from the sixties. They have a real flight simulator there too. Everything you ever wanted to know about the war effort and the navy's air wing part in it. If you want to see the Blue Angels train, be sure to phone before you head down to the museum. Their training days are certain days of the month.