The 2nd Annual AYA Fundraiser – June 30, 2017

Time: June 30, 2017, at 7:30 p.m Location: The Hayti Heritage Center The event will include live music & the sale of our “Pass it On” CD. All proceeds will go directly to Airolina Music and Flight Support, Inc. and its AYA Youth program. Come enjoy music from several very talented Durham/Raleigh & North Carolina area … Read more

Wheeler Airlines: An American First

In North Carolina, aviation experienced important developments in the late 1920s. In 1928 the state’s first airmail flight landed at Lindley Field in Greensboro. By 1929 Raleigh introduced commercial air passenger service. Shortly thereafter, flights began to serve Greensboro and Charlotte. At the beginning of the 1930s, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh were served by the … Read more

William Hervey Wheeler – Bio from Open Durham

William Hervey Wheeler attended American Flyers School in Ardmore Oklahoma, where he earned his commercial pilot’s license and a multiengine rating at age 19. He opened his own flying school at Horace Williams Airport that same year (1962.) In 1966, he became the first African-American pilot for Piedmont Airlines. In 1969, he founded his own … Read more

Endorsement from the Mayor of the City of Durham

We received this letter from William V. Bell, the Mayor of Durham, endorsing Airolina: May 25, 2017Re: Airolina Music and Flight Support, Inc. To Whom It May Concern: For your review and favorable action, I am writing to endorse the existence and efforts of Airline Music and Flight Support, Inc. Airline is a 501c-3 non-profit … Read more