Preserving the Aviation History of the Carolinas
The Carolinas Historic Aviation Commission was founded in 1991, with the purpose of preserving the aviation history of North and South Carolina. The Commission operates the Carolinas Aviation Museum , the Carolinas Aviation Hall of Fame, and the Dolph Overton Aviation Library as part of its mission.The Museum and the Library are located at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Commission also assists with the planning and execution of various events to commemorate aviation in the Carolinas such as the 100th Anniversary of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, NC, in December, 2003. (Photo: Carolinas Historic Aviation Commission members pictured in front of the Museum's historic Piedmont Airlines DC-3. Photo taken at the First Flight airstrip, located at the foot of the Wright Brothers National Monument, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina).
There are 14 members of the Board of Trustees of the Carolinas Historic Aviation Commission. The Board oversees both the Commission and the Carolinas Aviation Museum. At this time, the Museum and the Commission are both all volunteer organizations. With no full-time paid staff, the Board of Trustees and other key staff members provide all the day-to-day management for the Museum. Members of the Board of Trustees have been selected by the Board from our membership, based on their ability and willingness to contribute to the leadership and management requirements of the Commission and the Museum.
The Executive Board is the President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and a member-at-large. All members of the board are elected for three year terms.