The long-term goal of the Atlanta Air & Space Museum project is to create a campus of learning, entertainment, research & development, tourism, economic development and community involvement.
Typically, the most basic museum goal is to inspire their visitors. This is where most institutions stop and where most people get no further in the learning process. Everyone puts forth the lip service of “inspiring” their visitors with “hands-on” exhibits and educational programs. But, this is only the first step in the cognitive learning process. In order to take the inspired visitor to the next step of aspiration, you must create “hope” and remove the self-imposed limitations. Once hope is created, the last step in the process is mentorship. This is the ultimate form of success and completes the learning cycle, along with making a true difference in visitors’ lives. The museum and educational campus will be built around this process as this is what changes lives, both young and old.
The opportunity exists to bring together aviation organizations like the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and the Young Eagles program, the Commemorative Air Force and their WWII flying aircraft, to attract research and development activities and aerospace incubator programs, to develop partnerships with Georgia colleges and technical schools, for restoration and preservation activities, to host tourism and business events and to house community attractions such as restaurants, live entertainment and special events.
Our ultimate goal is to create a campus of activities, organizations and efforts that bring people together to enjoy aviation, change lives and invent the future.