Cullman Regional Airport Hosts Alabama Aviation History Display

Curious minds of all ages will enjoy the traveling exhibit displayed inside Cullman Regional Airport main terminal. Sunday will be the last day you can view and experience this historic educational moment in Cullman County.

The Alabama Bicentennial Commission and Airbus unveiled the bicentennial traveling exhibition “Alabama’s Aviation History” at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery on January 26. It comes to Cullman County from August 3rd to 19th.

Sponsored by Airbus, the exhibition showcases Alabama’s long and significant history in aviation, aeronautics, and aerospace innovation and achievement.

Its earliest beginnings predate the famous Wright Brothers’ first civilian flying school, established in Montgomery in 1910, and its history embraces both world wars, as well as a pivotal ongoing role in space research and exploration. The Alabama Community College System and the Alabama Humanities Foundation are partners in the project.

Michelle Hurdle of Airbus notes that the exhibition celebrates a history that helped bring Airbus to Alabama:

“Airbus found a real home in Alabama where innovation and excellence are traditions. The exhibition will help tell that story to people all over the state.”

This exciting exhibition is on tour across the state in partnership with the Alabama Community College System (ACCS). ACCS is coordinating the presentation and providing exhibition sites with the support of the Alabama Humanities Foundation, which has helped plan the project and oversees transportation.

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Cullman Regional Airport Manager Ben Harrison was delighted to have the exhibit in Cullman for both educational purposes and aviation career purposes:

“This is a cool exhibit. The history of aviation in Alabama is laid clearly from the Wright brothers opening their first civil flying school in Montgomery, all the way through Alabama astronauts, and on to the present day.


I hope that young people and their parents will begin to develop a genuine interest in aviation from this rare exhibit. The aviation industry has a tremendous need for pilots, mechanics, flight attendants, and flight job descriptions of all kinds. Younger people need to understand that there is a fulfilling and lucrative career path in the aviation universe.”

The Boaz Public Library is the next stop for this historic display shown from August 24th to September 6th.

The Alabama Aviation History Display’s final day (Sunday, August 19th) will coincide with World Helicopter Day:

It will be a doubleheader of aviation fun and education at Folsom Field Sunday.

Cullman Regional Airport Hosts Alabama Aviation History Display


Cullman Regional Airport Hosts Alabama Aviation History Display

Timothy Collins

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