CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The Carolinas Aviation Museum was formally made a member of the Smithsonian Institution's Affiliations Program Thursday afternoon.
The affiliation allows the museum access to the Smithsonian collection of artifacts, research experts, consulting, training and partnerships and grant projects, according to a news release from the museum.
The museum has gained national attention in recent years for landing in famous aircraft that was US Airways 1549, the plane Capt. Sully Sullenberger landed on the Hudson River in January of 2009.
The museum recently completed a redesign to give visitors a new way to experience the museum.
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