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10th Annual Fly-in

2020 Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Annual Gala – Daredevils in the Sky

Rediscover Your Future


If you like trains, if you’re interested in the Civil War, if you’re curious about what life was like in Craven and Carteret County a hundred years before Cherry Point was built, then don’t miss the Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation Gala. We are pleased to have our very own historian and author Eddie Ellis back with us again. He’s promised to bring fresh insights, new stories and recent discoveries about coastal Carolina sure to entertain and enlighten all who attend. More amazing tales of our local history with a little archeology thrown in this time. Don’t miss it!

Eddie Ellis will help the audience “Rediscover Your Future” by exploring the rich history of our region and how it has shaped the future. Proceeds from the event will benefit Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation in our efforts to inspire young learners to pursue new and exciting career pathways through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.

Join us for Annual ECAHF as we travel back in time like never before with the extraordinary talents of Author & Historian Eddie Ellis!

    • Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 5:30pm
    • Havelock Tourist & Event Center
    • Tickets: $55 each (2 for $100)
    • Business Casual Attire

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Proceeds from the event benefit Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation

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7th Annual FLY-IN Movie and Family Night

Friday, June 9, 2017, 5-9PM at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center

7th Annual Fly-In Movie and Family Night, Havelock Tourist and Event Center

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Contact the Havelock Tourist & Event Center for additional information
252-444-4348 | |

Join Us for an Evening with Charles Lindbergh

Tim Clark’s Performance of The Spirit of St. Louis: Living History of the Lone Eagle in the Cradle of Aviation

Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 5:30PM
Havelock Tourist & Event Center


Tickets: $55 each (2 for $100)

Call us for tickets: 252-444-4348

Sponsorships Available

Lift Off! Annual Fall Event, September 22, 2016


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6th Annual FLY-IN Movie and Family Night

An exciting Family Night of Aviation at the Fly-In Theatre!
Friday, June 10, 2016, 5:00 – 9:00PM
Havelock Tourist and Event Center


We want to extend a big “Thank You”
to our 2016 Fly-In sponsors.


Tom and Susan Braaten

Bob and Carol Mattocks








7th Annual Gala, February 26th, 2016

Electronic Warfare: Cherry Point’s Role in National Defense

Image from Keysight Technologies

Image from Keysight Technologies



  • 5:30 PM
  • Havelock Tourist & Event Center
  • Plated  Meal
  • Cash Bar
  • Business Attire


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5th Annual Fly-In, Movie and Family Night

Join us for an exciting Family Night of Aviation at the Fly-In Theater!

Friday, June 12, 2015 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Havelock Tourist and Event Center

FREE Event!

  • Fun & Interactive STEM Demonstrations & Booths!
  • Learn about weather, aerodynamics, and engineering
  • Photos with Pilots / Flight Gear
  • Giveaways
  • DISNEY’S “BIG HERO 6” at 7pm on the giant screen
  • Bring your lawn chairs & blankets
  • Concessions available at reasonable prices

2015 Fly-In Flyer

6th Annual Gala, Unmanned Aerial Systems – Future of Flight?

Unmanned Aerial Systems – Future of Flight?

Please join the Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation for our 6th Annual Gala.

  • February 27, 2015
  • 5:30pm
  • Havelock Tourist & Event Center
  • Plated Meal
  • Cash Bar
  • Business Attire

Aviation today stretches the limits of our imagination and technological advances may be shifting the framework of the future. What exactly is an Unmanned Aerial System and how will it impact military operations and our everyday lives? The possibilities seem endless!

“UAV capabilities increase the flexibility of missions, adding new ways to provide aerial support to ground troops, shifting the way we may look at surveillance and reconnaissance in the future ” MajGen Tom Braaten, USMC (Ret)

Hear from top industry representatives developing new systems and from our local universities that are educating our leaders of tomorrow. Once again, MajGen Thomas A. Braaten, USMC (Ret) will be our Master of Ceremonies.  Find out what the future may hold thanks to STEM— SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH!

We have sponsorship opportunities available by using this Sponsorship Form.  You may purchase individual tickets using this Ticket Form.