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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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Nice Aviation Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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stratford upon avon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We went for the first time with some good friends, and all four of us enjoyed our visit. Upon entering the building, there is a gift shop that makes it easy to spend some money on souvenirs and mementos (model airplanes, Armed Services patches, etc.). We were greeted as we entered the museum and given a brief overview. Fortunately for... More 

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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was great to see the miracle on the Hudson plane, landed by Captain Sullenberger. The movie and information given about the flight was fantastic. Many other planes to view, including a DC-3, F-14, F-4. You are able to climb into 3 different planes to achieve a pilots view of what it would be to fly.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This museum is dominated by the Miracle on the Hudson exhibit. Otherwise, it has a number of jets (including an F-14 Tomcat, Harrier, and F-4 Phantom), and a few civil aircraft. Very limited information is provided about each of the aircraft. We made it through all of the exhibits in about two hours. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. The... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We have been going to the Carolinas Aviation Museum for as many years as it has been open. This Museum is very nice and takes about 2 hours to see. Great for kids. If you like aviation stop and read a few of the amazing stories that this place holds. If you think you will come back with in the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I took my husband there because he loves the science behind aviation. We literally picked that place as we drove into town and couldn't have been more impressed. The "miracle on the Hudson" plane is parked right in the middle of the hangar! It didn't say anywhere on the reviews I'd looked at so it was very unexpected but they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great way to pass a couple of hours. Lots of really interesting planes from several generations. Has the Airbus 320 that landed on the Hudson River, and you F14, F4, DC3, and lots more.

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Xenia, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It's a very small museum, but I live close to one of the largest Air Force museums so I'm a bit spoiled. The only real aircraft I spent much time looking at was the plane from the Miracle on the Hudson. Reading the stories and seeing the artifacts was nice. Just don't plan a whole afternoon around it.

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