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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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A Miracle for sure

Some friends recommended the Carolina Aviation Museum after we mentioned that we'd seen the movie, "Sully". We didn't even know the museum existed. It was fascinating to see the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Hickory, NC
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Hickory, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some friends recommended the Carolina Aviation Museum after we mentioned that we'd seen the movie, "Sully". We didn't even know the museum existed. It was fascinating to see the USAir airbus up close and personal. It's an excellent presentation of various other aircraft, as well. In fact, I'd say it was on par with the Udvar Air and Space Museum... More 

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Monroe, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visted expressly to see the display about FLIGHT 1549, the "Miracle On The Hudson" plane, piloted by that genuine American Hero, Sully Sullenberg. We had been to the museum previously, but it took on more significance after seeing the Tom Hanks/Clint Eastwood movie. We simply had to go again... The displays are authentic and are the "real deal". I... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, son and I visited this museum after we had seen the movie Sully. My 9 year old son loved the movie and when we found out the plane and items were at this museum we decided to go see it. We have lived in Charlotte for 4 years and did not realize the museum was even located here.... More 

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North Carolina
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this museum after the Sully movie to see the USAir plane that was flown. I thought we would spend 10 minutes there - but surprisingly (to me), there were other interesting exhibits to see and we spent an hour and a half enjoying this museum. On Saturdays and Sundays, they let you go outside to see several... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What more can I say. Fantastic! This is a must see. Well presented. Please support with additional donation to keep this place going.

Thank mike s
Lancaster, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Miracle is the feature but there is much more for aviation fans. Good for teens also. No food services to speak of. Many pass by it daily. We finally stopped. Worth the trip.

Thank MBNick
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to go to and see the Miracle on the Hudson plane it has a movie explaining all and even how it was transported to our town I am a Charlotte native and I have been to the exhibit several times because you always see something new

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful up close and personal opportunity to see a bit of current airline events. The displays were informative along with actual video footage of a miracle airline accident. Oftentimes we watch events on tv without actually being able to realize the bravery and talent above us everyday. Take time to visit. I don't think you will take much... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was through the "Museum Day Live" event that I got a free ticket to visit the Carolinas Aviation Museum. It was a 15 minute drive from home near the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.. It was a small one and had some pretty good flights for display. But the highlight was the US Airways Flight 1549 which landed on River... More 

Thank Yohasini S
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carolinas Aviation Museum is small but has a variety of planes to keep everyone engaged for 1 to 2 hours. Facilities : Has enough parking, clean rest room and water fountains. Since it is actually a hanger lot of fans are kept. Gets a bit warm at times. There is a small gift shop. Displays : All the exhibits have... More 

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