Over 75 years ago, the legacy of aviation in the local area began. Since then, the story has grown to include several major aviation manufacturers, multiple active and reserve military installations, thousands of veterans, hundreds of thousands of individual stories, and an immeasurable impact to the community. The Aviation Museum of Cobb, a rebranding of The Aviation Wing, is a growing collection of 12 aircraft and other aviation-related elements displayed on a 15 acre campus conveniently located at 555 Perrin Road, Marietta, Georgia just 4.5 miles west of I-75. The Aviation Museum of Cobb aims to become a premier experience for S.T.E.M. education, military and civilian aviation, and military appreciation by following a mission to honor Cobb County aviation and military history through education, preservation, and events.
On March 9th, the museum will host Airplanes and Aircrews, a rare opportunity for the public to meet and interact with an assemblage of former aircrew members who made their office in the clouds. Most of the aircraft onsite will have someone with thousands of hours of flying experience to answer any questions you may have. Visitors can sit in a cockpit and relive missions, learn the intricacies of each aircraft, and experience history in an exciting way.
The newest addition to the museum, the Legacy Flag Pavilion, will have its grand opening ceremony on April 28th, and you can create your own lasting legacy by purchasing a custom engraved paver that will be placed among the central pathways of the Pavilion. Not only will each brick help to change the physical landscape at the Aviation Wing, but you will be helping fund capital improvements, aircraft restoration, educational programming, active-duty military and veteran appreciation, family events and community outreach.
Cobb Community Foundation wishes to express its appreciation to The Aviation Museum of Cobb for ensuring that this critical component of our community’s history lives on for generations to come.