Planning for Our Future
After 31 years of making history and making imaginations soar, Sullenberger Aviation Museum, formerly known as Carolinas Aviation Museum, is proud to be partnering with the City of Charlotte, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the national architectural and engineering firm Progressive AE, and internationally recognized design firm Freeman Ryan Design to develop plans for a state-of-the-art new location in Charlotte with a planned re-opening in summer 2024. Read more about our plans for a new facility here.
STEM Impact in the Community
Understanding the impact of Aviation on our lives, culture, and society, we are relaunching with a new mission
… present and future generations of aerospace and STEM innovators
… on the impact of aviation and aerospace in our lives, culture, and economy
… diversity in STEM and aerospace to catalyze economic mobility
To Accomplish This Mission:
SAM will engage and serve many different communities.
Charlotte West Side Community
STEM Educators & Institutions
With Focus on Diverse & Underrepresented Communities
Aviation Enthusiasts & Pilots
Charlotte Corporate Community
Charlotte Public (Everyone)
Domestic & International Travelers + Charlotte Airport
Your Legacy Starts Now.
We need your help to leave a legacy of lasting impact on the lives of individuals, families and the economy of our great home state of North Carolina, the birthplace of aviation.
Join the Journey.
Governance & Leadership
Our Vision for the New Sullenberger Aviation Museum
Help Us Reach New Altitudes!
You can help make our bold vision a reality and build an all-new Sullenberger Aviation Museum.