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Carolinas Aviation Museum

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Address: 4672 First Flight Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208-5770
Phone Number: (704) 359-8442
This attraction is at Douglas Airport

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The Miracle on the Hudson plane is not to be missed. This museum is fascinating and anyone who is interested in commercial aviation will love it. We were lucky and came on a day a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Miracle on the Hudson plane is not to be missed. This museum is fascinating and anyone who is interested in commercial aviation will love it. We were lucky and came on a day a survivor of the crash was talking to a group of school children; it brought me to tears.

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Piacenza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes it could be bigger but anyway we saw the A320 landed in Hudson river !!! It was there ....famtastic due to the on going presentation of the movie Sully . Many other aircraft are stored there but external.part not accessible I didn t understand why ....

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived at 10 am opening on a Friday. Not crowded at all and plenty of space to stand back after reading the short informational bio of each plane and/or pilot and really take in an unobstructed view of each aircraft. Pretty amazing stuff, and I'm not an aviation enthusiast. Seeing the "Miracle on the Hudson " plane was surreal... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been spoilt by visiting some of the best, I'm glad we stopped here. The staff are friendly and helpful. The displays are really well done. You can sit in the cockpit of an F4-Phantom and a Boeing 727. The best part of the display must be the Airbus from the Miracle on the Hudson in 2009. I would go... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit for anyone interested in aviation. Make sure you visit on the weekend or you who not get the full experience of the planes outside. I suggested to the very polite and friendly staff that they update their website with that information. Good for people with a really long layover. Grab an uber and check it out.

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We're a former US Air Force family and love being around aircraft of all types, the CAM packs a LOT of wonderful aircraft into a relatively small space. We were amazed when we finally looked at our watches on the way out and discovered that we'd happily passed two and a half HOURS touring the exhibits without even noticing it!... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit. What a great museum. Flight 1549 (Miracle On The Hudson) was removed from the Hudson and is on display at this location. They also have many many items from inside plane on display. Also several other aircraft on display. My daughter enjoyed getting to actually climb into cockpit of an F4 Phantom. We visited at... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Passed through there many times and wondered if it was worth it to go, I would say yes. Many well maintained fighters and planes. The plane Miracle in the Hudson was an excellent treat I was not expecting and given that the movie comes out 9/9/16. No AC in the hangar but big fans to cool, excellent exhibition and recommended.

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Sunrise, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seeing all these full size planes from early days to present including the actual Miracle on the Hudson aircraft was quite an amazing experience. My 8 year old son was in awe of how the whole crash into the Hudson happened and what it took to the plane out of the water. There is actual video footage of the removal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a buddy of mine while visiting Charlotte. $12 to get in to the hangar which is not air conditioned. We were pleasantly surprised that they had the famous Flight 1549 here! Had the opportunity to sit in a cockpit too. I would recommend for all ages!

Thank Zachary B

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