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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 Attraction for All Ages

We stopped by after seeing the flyer at the Visitor Center. We were not disappointed!!! They had excellent displays and information about all the planes. There were several planes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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Aiken, South Carolina, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stopped by after seeing the flyer at the Visitor Center. We were not disappointed!!! They had excellent displays and information about all the planes. There were several planes you where able to sit in the cockpit. Their is no doubt that the Hudson Plane is the focal point right now. When we visited they was a person who was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Miracle on the Hudson airplane is the main attraction and is in the middle of the large converted hangar, nice displays from the doomed flight including Sulley's suit , personal belongings of passengers, very interesting film on the whole flight and aftermath. The airplane has areas marked where the birds struck with the damaged engines included, very interesting that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The center piece of this museum is the actual plane that landed in the Hudson and accompanying materials that paint such a vivid and moving picture of what happened. Very inspiring. But there are also planes that were used in wars, for the 1979 rescue of hostages in Iran, etc. Museum staff are well informed and my pre-teens received an... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It is a small yet interesting museum near the CLT airport. The supersonic plane was cool. But the most famous and amazing exhibit is the aircraft from "hudson miracle". If you know the story and you are nearby, i think its worth going. The suit by Pilot Sully and other stuffs by passengers were also exhibited on the site. Very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We loved our visit. It was about $12 for adults and $8 for students. Such nice and friendly people. We went towards the end and they were so kind and the best part is that is was practically empty so we had it to ourselves. Seeing some major important planes from history and the best one was aside from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We really enjoyed seeing all the planes. They even have a copit or two to set in. The plane that crashed into the Hudson was there. You could see the damage and watch a video on the rescue. We spent about an hour and a half there. It is a little out the main areas but worth the drive..

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I like how they add something new about every 6 months, I've been a member for about 2 years and have enjoyed visiting every time they get a new aircraft or exhibit. Be sure to get there in time for the ramp tours, they give some cool information on the aircraft parked just outside, in addition to some cool photo... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I went to the Carolinas Aviation Museum this past Saturday afternoon. The there were only a few visitors, which made it easy to get in and out. The ticket desk is housed in the gift shop. I was told I had to leave my camera bag, which made it difficult to carry and switch lenses (didn't realize the should-sling bag... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

we spent 3 hours looking around this museum, the staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The video of that day when the plane went down in the Hudson River and how the pilots saved the day, there was one point when a father thought he had lost his son for several hours, which was very emotional, the father had gone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

All in all the museum and experience was great, lots of historic and classic aircraft to photograph, the guides are friendly and very informative especially the ex atc controller/commercial piloter. It got 4 from me because the girl at the front desk had a bit of an attitude other then that it was nice, will go back for a second... More 

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