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The Western North Carolina Air Museum

1340 E Gilbert St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5804
+1 828-698-2482
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Soaring in the mountains

WNC and the aviation experience to be enjoyed by all. Many gems located in the hanger and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eric J
A hidden gem!

My father is a pilot and during one of his visits this Summer I thought we'd drive out and check... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2018
Heidi11245
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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1340 E Gilbert St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5804
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WNC and the aviation experience to be enjoyed by all. Many gems located in the hanger and explained by the seasoned and dedicated staff.

Thank Eric J
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

My father is a pilot and during one of his visits this Summer I thought we'd drive out and check out the museum.......I can't say enough about it! Friendly volunteer staff, well organized, very interactive....and FREE! It was like stepping back in time and was...More

Thank Heidi11245
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Having been to NUMEROUS airplane museums large & small, this isn't one to put on top of your list. However, IF you're in the area during the annual fly-in & open house, AND you're an old-time plane buff, probably worth an afternoon's visit.

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

I've visited this museum in 2011, and again on 2017, and both times enjoyed myself greatly. This museum is absolutely free, although they do take donations. They have a number of authentic aircraft from the '30s and '40s, as well as several replicas of WW1...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Even though the place is very small, it did offer some beautiful planes. My husband and I had mixed feelings about the man working there (a former flyer). Yes, he did know a lot about the planes and did have some interesting stories to tell...More

1  Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed June 16, 2017

The Western North Carolina Air Museum houses an impressive display of aircraft spanning 100 years of aviation. All the vintage planes and replicas on display are immaculate, and each, from the WWI fighters to the 1988 Sportfire, looks ready to take to the air. A...More

1  Thank Joe D
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Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in at this small museum and were immediately met by a number of docents. They were having a pancake breakfast. We were approached by four different docents and each had interesting stories to tell about the planes on display. They were pilots and...More

1  Thank DEBORAH H
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

We found this place via a friend's recommendation, and were surprised at the number of rare and vintage aircraft tucked away in an out-of-the-way hangar. The collection has some real gems, and the people are very welcoming and well-informed.

1  Thank Dave B
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

Several unique planes, flights available over the Hendersonville area. Check on schedule. Knowledgeable volunteer staff with surprising range of old planes for you to enjoy.

1  Thank Tim S
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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

It's a small museum but I appreciate all the effort that went into making it what it is. It is very much worth the trip and the guy that was there that day was very knowledgeable about the planes and also pictures and artwork on...More

2  Thank willow420
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