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Aviation industry members past and present gathered to celebrate inaugural exhibition

Miami International Airport, in partnership with HistoryMiami Museum, unveiled its Hall of Aviation on March 23 during a grand opening ceremony attended by more than 100 community leaders and employees past and present from the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, Eastern Air Lines and Pan American World Airways, as well as students from George T. Baker Aviation Technical School. Located in MIA’s South Terminal 4th floor mezzanine, the gallery will feature exhibitions that explore Miami’s long-standing fascination with flight. 

Miami-Dade has an incredible aviation history, and I commend Miami International Airport and HistoryMiami for showcasing it. The Hall of Aviation will help visitors and residents alike appreciate our contributions and know just how proud we are of our community’s history.
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, Chairperson of the County’s Economic Development and Tourism Committee

The inaugural exhibition, A Century of Flight: The Story of Aviation in Miami, features vintage images, uniforms, model airplanes and other artifacts chronicling Miami’s rise as a hub for commercial aviation. The Hall of Aviation will rotate exhibits every 18 to 24 months.

We are proud to now provide our visitors this permanent tribute to MIA’s rich aviation history. The Hall of Aviation also provides an international stage to showcase the significant contributions that our local aviation industry has made across the world.
Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González

HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas.

HistoryMiami Museum collects and cares for hundreds of aviation artifacts, from original Eastern Airlines flight maps to the iconic Pan American World Airways uniforms. We are thrilled to showcase our collection in this exhibition and share with everyone flying in an out of our city, Miami’s rich aviation history.
HistoryMiami Museum Director Jorge Zamanillo

To request materials in accessible format, Sign Language Interpreters, CART services and/or any accommodation to participate in any Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) public meetings and events please email the ADA Office at or call the office in 305-876-7747 five days in advance to initiate your request. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).