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“Nice surprise”

The Western North Carolina Air Museum
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

This Air Museum is close to downtown. Has a beat collection of vintage airplanes, most form the 30's. The available Museum staff are helpful and can answer virtually any question you have. Incredible that this Museum is free is free but you better believe we donated a few bucks to their work.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Had a hard time finding the Museum from downtown asked for directions and ended up in the middle of the country. Stopped again and got better directions to it. It is near the Community College. It has a several old planes from the 30 and 40s. Enjoyed watching the bi-plane taking off and landing right outside.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

The museum houses about a dozen common and rare old aircraft.
The WWI types are reproductions but very well done. The General Aviation types are originals from the '30's, 40's and 50's. Several of the aircraft are one of only a half dozen left in the world.
The volunteers/members are extremely knowledgable, helpful and friendly. You can watch as they work on a restoration in progress. The museum is clean, orderly, with a lot of memorabilia.
You'll want to make a donation after your visit.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is a smaller museum with about 15 planes on display. What is so cool is how close you can get to them. They are roped off so you don't get inside them - and as long as visitors continue to obey the signs that say DO NOT TOUCH. But we were so close we walked under wings.

We got to watch them start one of the old planes. They didn't fly it, but it was interesting to see what it took to start a plane by spinning the propeller.

The people at the museum were in the process of restoring 2 planes. It's almost like a club of old plane enthusiasts opened a museum. The staff/volunteers were very knowledgeable and shared lots of information.


FREE ADMISSION - though donations are appreciated to help support the museum.

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