The Aviation Unmanned Vehicle Museum (AUVM) was founded by retired Lt. Col. Harold (Red) Smith.
Our mission is to honor the men and women in our military and the private sector that paved the way for remotely piloted vehicles, more commonly known today as DRONES. AUVM strives to educate the public about the beginning history and uses of unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV's).
Drones from the early 1930's that were used for gunnery practice, to the 1970's when the first strike drone was born!
Red, worked in the RPV (Remotely Piloted Vehicle) sector of SAC (Strategic Air Command) during his 32 year military career in the US Air Force. Red was also one of the founding members of the AUVSI.
Over the course of 40 years he collected over 40 unmanned aircraft, as well as military vehicles, and other military items associated with the Vietnam War and Unmanned aviation.
We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization and rely on the support of donations and volunteers. Please see our donation and volunteer page if you are interested in contributing.
We have many rare unmanned aircraft and are invite you to book your tour today! We are located at the Caddo Mills Municipal Airport in Caddo Mills, Texas (7F3) and offer the availability to fly into the airport, if that’s an option for you.
Standing with "Flying Circus" Firebee drone. This drone provided real time COLOR photo and video feed to the DC-130 mother-ship during Vietnam War. Photo taken at Bien Hoa: U.S AIR FORCE BASE, VIETNAM WAR.
Check out A.U.V.M: Incredible, rare, drone museum and artifacts.