On Tuesday, June 21st, the Hickory City Council approved McMillan Pazdan Smith’s design of a new Hickory Aviation Museum that will also include a Catawba Valley Community College Workforce Innovation Center.
The three-story building will include a hangar for aircraft to be kept indoors, plus virtual training simulators on the first floor. The second floor would serve as classroom space, while the top story will have a restaurant. The center could help CVCC expand its artificial intelligence and marine specialties fields.
The City of Hickory is working with the Sabre Society of NC/Hickory Aviation Museum to provide a new facility to preserve vintage military aircraft and provide STEM education.
The Hickory Aviation Museum has artifacts from the Golden Age of Aviation, from the Wright Flyer to a modern-day F/A-18 Hornet, and provides a unique opportunity for all generations to learn and appreciate aviation history.
Read more in the Hickory Record.