I have been involved with aviation as a Marine and an airport director for over 40 years. Every time I think about aviation I think about all the possibilities for today’s young folks. Many people think about pilots when they think aviation, but that is only a very small part of aviation. Engineers, crew chiefs, airframe mechanics, metal smiths, hydraulics workers, quality assurance inspectors, flight attendants, security, armament, power plants, avionics, and computer experts are only a partial list of the available specialties within aviation. I am very pleased to be on the Board of the Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation, because the members are dedicated to preserving the heritage of aviation in our region, highlighting how the communities and the Marines have grown together, and encouraging our youth to study science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to prepare themselves for the future.
The Visitors Information Center and exhibits inside the building are now open to the public by appointment.
Please call 252-444-4348 for an appointment. Facemasks are required.
To Visit Our Aviation Exhibits
Havelock Tourist & Event Center
201 Tourist Center Drive
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F
Groups are invited to schedule their visits and additional times may be available.
To Schedule Tours or Programs:
Please Join Today & Nurture
The Next Generation of Aviators
Members Provide the Resources for the ECAHF to preserve and add interactive, STEM- related exhibits as well as to provide programming to educate students both in their schools and in our exhibit center. Please consider being a member each year.
To make a donation please mail to:
Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation
PO Box 368
Havelock, NC 28532
For questions or to make a donation with a credit card please call 252-444-4348.