The Aviation Unmanned Vehicle Museum (AUVM) was founded by retired Lt. Col. Harold (Red) Smith. Our mission is to educate the public about the beginning history and uses of unmanned aircraft.
Our founder, Red, worked in the Unmanned Aircraft sector of SAC (Strategic Air Command) during his 32 year military career in the US Air Force. After his retirement, he worked a couple of years at Northrop Grumman, again in the unmanned aircraft sector, and then serviced Northrop Grumman’s international drone contracts to foreign countries in the private sector. He 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 aircraft.
We have many rare unmanned aircraft and are invite you to book your tour today. We are a 501(C)3 Not For 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 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.