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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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This attraction is at Douglas Airport

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Small but Nice

This museum is fairly small but was very interesting. They have the Miracle on Hudson airplane on display along with a video presentation and lots of information on the flight. In... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is fairly small but was very interesting. They have the Miracle on Hudson airplane on display along with a video presentation and lots of information on the flight. In addition, they have maybe a dozen or so airplanes, mostly older jets, and a Piedmont DC3. On the outside, they have a DC7, DC9, and a C130. We spent... More 

Thank Ricmar60
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came to see CPT Sullenberrgers "Miracle on the Hudson" aircraft and found the museum thoroughly enjoyable. Kids can sit in the cockpit of an F-4 Phantom II and that of a commercial aircraft. Nice open-air picnic tables so pack a lunch. One would be hard pressed to spend more than 90 minutes here so don't plan on a full... More 

Thank Balad
Cary, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a day trip to Charlotte, this little aviation museum was a quick break to check planes up close. Kids would enjoy a quick tour so they dont get bored and will have an opportunity to sit on a small plane and a fighter cockpit to get a feel of the pilot seat. It is set in a small hanger... More 

Thank Ramesh M
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little aviator museum. We were lucky enough to meet Ben, one of the passengers on the US Airways flight that landed in the Hudson. Very interesting! He was so interesting to listen to and the story is definitely a Miracle!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our biggest surprise was finding the actual "Miracle on the Hudson" Airbus on display. The detailed information regarding the the crash, the rescue of the passengers and crew, the recovery of the plane from the river, and the transportation of the plan to Charlotte is outstanding.

Thank Albert T
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice air museum and we were certainly impressed with seeing the plane Sully landed successfully in the Hudson. The information Of the exhibits and video of before, during and after the landing were top notch.

Thank Jeanette L
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While not the biggest aviation museum I have been to, they definitely have an amazing artifact in US Airways flight 1549. It is aw inspiring to stand next to the fuselage and think about what happened that day and how everyone survived. This is get a great place to spend an hour or two if your in the area.

Thank HighFlyerNJ
Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of great planes on hand, but the best was the Sully plane.. it was very interesting for all of us to see it upclose and see how the whole story unfolded. Also very cool to stand out back listening to the live air traffic controller direct the planes taking off !!!

Thank Mike P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a smaller esc Air Plane museum it has a nice variety and is layed out very nicely. Their DC-3 is beautiful! The staff was very nice and helpful!

Thank Seth N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you have heard of the US Air aircraft that landed in the Hudson and you want to see what water could do to an aircraft, this is where you have to go. A excellent place to visit for all ages. If your a veteran let them know and you will get a discount on the entrance fee.

Thank Peter D

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