Carolinas Aviation Museum Opens as Sullenberger Aviation Museum


On January 12, the Carolinas Aviation Museum held an event to share a historic announcement with the community that “will shape the future of STEM education and workforce development programs across our region.” The new Carolinas Aviation Museum will open as the Sullenberger Aviation Museum, named after Captain C.B. “Sully” Sullenberger, who landed Charlotte-bound US Airways Flight 1549 safely in the Hudson River in 2009.

Captain Sully was in attendance, as was Flight 1549 survivor Ric Elias, CEO of Red Ventures.

Rodgers will be completing the construction of two new buildings, the Museum Gallery and a Welcome Center. Museum Gallery will be a 50,000 SF pre-engineered metal building that will house the museum’s exhibits. The 5,000 SF Welcome Center will include a ticketing office, conference space, offices, and more.

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