MIA AND HISTORYMIAMI MUSEUM UNVEIL HALL OF AVIATION GALLERY
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.
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.
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.
Miami International Airport offers more flights to Latin America and the Caribbean than any other U.S. airport, is America’s second-busiest airport for international passengers, boasts a lineup of 100 air carriers and is the top U.S. airport for international freight. MIA, along with its general aviation airports, is also the leading economic engine for Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida, generating business revenue of $33.7 billion annually and welcoming 70 percent of all international visitors to Florida. MIA’s vision is to grow from a recognized hemispheric hub to a global airport of choice that offers customers a world-class experience and an expanded route network with direct passenger and cargo access to all world regions. MIA is committed to sustainable practices. Learn more at www.MIAefficiency.com.