The Board proposes acquiring a suitable building near Smith Reynolds Airport, Winston-Salem, North Carolina and repurposing the building for dual use as an education center, but also a Phase I museum for the display of aircraft and automobiles. Phase II of the project would be the future acquisition of a larger building on or near Smith Reynolds Airport that would be used to display larger aircraft. Several buildings in the area are available and considered suitable sites.

With sufficient backing, the Board proposes employing CJMW Architecture, an award winning architectural firm based in Winston-Salem that has an international reputation for building, or repurposing buildings, as museums.

The Board is already in contact with this firm, and they have expressed an interest in proceeding with the project.

Phase II Rendering

Phase II Rendering

Phase II Site Plan May 2014

Air & Auto Center Site Plan

Winston-Salem Air Show Exhibit

Thanks to the generosity of Marty Tharpe, Spevco and Spevco employees, we were able to have a substantial display at the Winston-Salem Air Show. The large mobile display trailer featured our logo, and included a flight simulator, information placards, and handouts.

In front of the display we conducted a sheet metal forming workshop/seminar during which they taught over two hundred children how to form small motorcycle fenders using simple tools. All of the participants were able to take their fender home with them as a souvenir of their valuable “hands on training”.

This very popular seminar was a hit with both the children involved and their parents, and included skills that we intend to teach at our future after-school technical courses. By almost all accounts, the Carolina Air and Auto display was the most popular ground exhibit at the 2012 air show and was visited by 1000s of air show spectators.

Many thanks to our friends at Spevco Special Vehicles Company!