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CamThe CAM News.  A changing newsletter for a museum on the move!  
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is sponsoring its Grassroots Pilot Tour at the museum on Monday January 14th.  This meeting is for EAA members only and seating is limited.  We suggest that if you plan to attend, please RSVP using the contact information on your EAA invitation to confirm your attendance.

Actually, Carolinas Aviation Museum is becoming a popular location for business meetings.  That's right! Businesses and organizations can schedule their meeting in one of our private meeting rooms, then tour the museum.   Or they can schedule their business meeting dinner in the museum surrounded by vintage aircraft. 
If you know of someone who may be interested in having a meeting at a really unique and fun location, ask them to give us a call or contact us on our website.
How Flight 1549 Airbus Came to CAM
Take a look at the story in pictures of the how the Airbus A-320 came to Carolinas Aviation Museum.
OspreyOsprey Visits CAM
Last month we mentioned that the CH-46 was giving way to the MV-22 Osprey and this past weekend, an MV-22 visited our museum.  This was the last flight for one of the pilots and he choose his crew and his destination....which included touch-and-go's at Kitty Hawk and a visit to CAM to see the CH-46 "Blood Sweat and Tears" helicopter for which one of their Osprey was named.   
MV-22 crew
MV-22 Osprey Crew
ch53New Addition to the Museum: 
A CH-53A helicopter is on its way to CAM from Quantico.  The heavy transport helicopter will take its place beside the Cobra in our smaller hangar (Hangar B) behind the gift shop.
CH-53 on its way to CAM
The Sikorsky CH-53A Sea Stallion, a heavy lifting transport helicopter, performed its initial flight in October of started in 1966.   It features a six-bladed main rotor and four-bladed tail rotor.  To save space on board naval vessels, the tail boom and the rotors folded up.  Check out other images of the CH-53A in action
Once here, there will be some reassembly time required before the helicopter can be displayed so be sure to check our website for updates on its progress and opening date.

EnginesAirbus Engines Being Assembled
Assembly of the engines from the Airbus A-320 (Flight 1549) are underway with the help of US Airways maintenance volunteers. 

Airbus Engine

Both engines will be displayed with the aircraft as soon as they are completed


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FounderMuseum Founders Letter


Dear Members

High lights of the years gone by.

Looking back at  January, 1993

Happy New Year,

1993 started off cold and rainy, but our members never let up every week the old hangar was coming back to life.

We were asking our membership to help name our newsletter, up until now it was, the newsletter of the Carolinas Historic Aviation Commission. Lynn Minasian, was appointed the membership chairman and Col. Bob Bunnell was appointed the chairman of the publications committee.

Sue Gibbs was chairman of the long range planning committee and was putting  together a  1-year,5 -year, and 10-year plan, which was almost ready to be published.

Jack Frye and other members of CHAC were moving the T-28 and other CHAC properties to our "new" hangar.    T-28









The CHAC member's trip to the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C for February 5-7, 1993, was well received and almost sold out.


The T-28 club Chairman Sue Gibbs, reported they had raised $882.oo to help restore the T-28.

CHAC "Carolinas Aviation Museum" would not exist if it was not for the support and guidance of the Aviation Director of Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, Mr. Jerry Orr. Mr. Orr had agreed to be our first guest speaker of the year, on Feb. 1, 1993 at our Monthly dinner meeting at Gus's 49'er Restaurant.

1993 had a great start  



Floyd S. Wilson

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Years100 Years Ago This Month (Almost)

Volunteer Don Opgenorth wanted to look back at 100 years this month but found we have a hole in our files for that we take a look at 101 years.   If anyone has articles, ads, or other print media from 1913 and would like to donate it, please contact the CAM Library.  


The first flight occurred in are some ads from just 9 years later...1912.



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Wally Coppinger
Executive Director
Phone:  704-997-3771
Jerry Gunter
Museum Operations Manager
Phone:  704-997-3770
Katie McClamrock
Education and Exhibits Director
phone:    704-997-3772
Kristen Winseman
Senior Accountant
 Phone:  704-997-3777
Donna Auer
Gift Shop Manager
Phone:  704-997-3773
Christopher Sandel
Volunteer Coordinator
Phone:  704-997-3778

New Members

Devin Forbes
Bergen NY

Corbett Buckle
Asheville, NC

Mr. & Mrs. Mario Chavez
Evans, GA

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Craver Charlotte, NC 

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Mickle
Charlotte, NC

Steven Rogelberg Charlotte, NC



CAM will be closed Sunday January 13th for a private event.


Jeff Skiles Speaks at CAM on Monday Morning:

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