Carolinas Aviation Museum opens redesigned museum

Carolinas Aviation Museum opened it’s redesigned museum on August 31st.

As part of the big change, the Museum has blacked out all the windows in the main display hangar, installed gallery & theatrical lighting, and a new set of display cases, artifacts, and story boards.

The Museum has been working on the redesigned exhibit space and new exhibits for about two years. The planning began when the Museum acquired the US Airways “Miracle on the Hudson” Airbus A-320 which Captain Sullenberger and First Officer Jeff Skiles landed in New York’s Hudson River on January 15, 2009.

The Miracle on the Hudson airplane is the centerpiece, but by far not the only artifact. The aircraft is surrounded by 18 other air- craft. In addition, the Museum will soon be opening a second hangar to the public, which has 8 other aircraft, including a newly restored Korean-war era USMC Dragonfly helicopter. We will an- nounce the opening of this hangar on our website.

The exhibit was made possible through the work of about 100 volunteers, from Museum staff to volunteers from US Airways, Airbus, other aerospace companies, local businesses, and the NC Air National Guard. The project was fund- ed entirely by private donations. Some of the donors include Airbus, BAE Systems, Chartis Aerospace, US Airways, J Supor & Son Trucking & Rigging, Thales, Liebherr, Honeywell, and North American Aviation Services, Inc.

Carolinas Aviation Museum
4672 First Flight Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
[email protected]
www.carolinasaviation.org

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