Mission

The Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation celebrates the evolution of aviation in Coastal Carolina and the essence of the American spirit that has grown from the symbiotic partnership of the military and civilian communities that have shaped it.

Coastal North Carolina is the cradle of aviation worldwide.  Starting at the roots of manned flight
at Kitty Hawk, through the evolution of Marine Corps aviation, the relationship between the military and coastal Carolina communities has created a protector of freedom, as well as, thriving social
and economic growth.

The Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation offers an opportunity to experience the heritage, culture, and sense of community and patriotism that grows from shared experiences that bond people of different backgrounds and histories.  Interactive experiences and  immersive environments of aircraft, aircraft related equipment, and the irreplaceable human elements that make possible air support for the ground warrior showcase the lessons of the  past and make Marine aviation history come alive.