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Carolinas Aviation Museum

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Address: 4672 First Flight Drive, Charlotte, NC
Phone Number: (704) 359-8442
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Great museum for airplane lovers

The airplanes are displayed nicely. They have the jet that landed on the Hudson River and displays telling the stories. It was great to watch planes take off and land right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Lexington, North Carolina

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Lexington, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The airplanes are displayed nicely. They have the jet that landed on the Hudson River and displays telling the stories. It was great to watch planes take off and land right outside the museum

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The museum is small, but it's very well put together. They now have the Miracle on the Hudson in the museum. All the staff are great. And it's very clean. Would go back to see it all again.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Great museum to learn about Flight 1549, Miracle on the Hudson, but that's it. The museum is rather small and easy to navigate, but with a limited number of aircraft. If your looking for an hour or two to kill, it's a nice place to visit.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This museum houses the jet that went into the Hudson. It is well worth the visit to see the state of this aircraft after impacting the water. Truly a miracle and to hear accounts via video from survivors.

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Charlotte, NC, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The professional execution, cleanliness and pride of the staff was evident everywhere. The "Sully Sullenberger"/US Air plane exhibit is easily the centerpiece. The video and displays of artifacts was riveting and worth the admission alone. Can't wait for the movie. The other displays were good, but could have used more of them or, at least, themed or historic groupings. More... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Susan and I got discount tickets for the Aviation Museum so we went. I knew it was here and thought it sounded interesting but wasn't super excited to go. However, once we got there, it was really very cool. There was a lot of history behind the various aircraft and they had quite a lot of different type of planes.... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I have been to quite a few aviation museums. While this one doesn't have the largest collection, it certainly has its highlights. The big thing is the focus on the "Miracle on the Hudson" that occurred several years ago. Additionally, there are a couple replicas of both military and civil aviation cockpits.

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Irmo, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

By aviation museum standards this one is adequate though on the small side. The kids enjoyed it but not much unique about it - except the Miracle on the Hudson plane. And that is enough to make it worthwhile. It was neat to see the whole story behind this event and relive it through the eyes of some those who... More 

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Altavista, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Got to see the "Miracle on the Hudson" plane on exhibit and was lucky enough to get in the museum at the top of the hour and got to do a ramp walk where they allow visitors out on the ramp outside the museum to see a DC-7, DC-9, and C-130 Hercules.

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Carrollton, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I'm an aircraft museum nut. I go to every one I can. The Carolinas is average at best, except for the centerpiece, the US Air flight that crash landed in the Hudson River. The display is well done, and makes this museum a must-see.

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Address: Address: 4672 First Flight Drive, Charlotte, NC
Phone Number: (704) 359-8442
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte

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