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Important Announcement: Prepare for Takeoff

Looking Forward to the Museum's Grand Re-Opening Summer 2024

After 31 years of making history and imagination soar, Sullenberger Aviation Museum has begun an exciting flight into the future! We are currently closed to the public, but are proud to be working with the City of Charlotte, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, and internationally recognized firm Freeman Ryan Design to develop plans for a state-of-the-art new facility.

We plan to reopen in the summer of 2024. You can track our progress, donate, or volunteer by following SAM on social media and visiting our Prepare for Takeoff page.

About Sullenberger Aviation Museum

Founded in 1992 by aviation enthusiast and commander of the Carolinas Wing of the Confederate Air Force, Floyd Swinton Wilson and his wife Lois and located just alongside Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the Sullenberger Aviation Museum is home to aircraft and artifacts from the advent of aviation, including the iconic award-winning “Miracle on the Hudson” exhibition featuring the famed passenger jet that landed safely in New York’s Hudson River in 2009.

Highlighting stories of innovation, hope and heroism throughout the history of aviation, the museum seeks to inspire visitors of all ages to pursue their own dreams and goals.

Expecting more than 120,000 visitors a year for tours and private events when the museum reopens in 2024, Sullenberger Aviation Museum is a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

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