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Carolinas Aviation Museum

4672 First Flight Dr, Charlotte, NC
+1 704-359-8442
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The Miracle on Hudson exhibit is impressive, with a nice collection around it

The centerpiece exhibit of the museum is the Miracle on the Hudson, the plane piloted by Sully... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Conway, SC
A must go in Charlotte

Carolinas Aviation is a must go in Charlotte. Kids will also enjoy there a lot. The only thing is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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4672 First Flight Dr, Charlotte, NC
This attraction is at Douglas Airport
+1 704-359-8442
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The centerpiece exhibit of the museum is the Miracle on the Hudson, the plane piloted by Sully Sullenburger. Its amazing to see the fuselage of the plane after the crash and know that all of the passengers and crew were able to safely evacuate. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Carolinas Aviation is a must go in Charlotte. Kids will also enjoy there a lot. The only thing is they should put more light to to the exhibit.

Thank woshiwoody
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the planes and hands on displays. The museum will take about 1 1/2 or 2 hours to tour. Seeing the "Hero on the Hudson" plane was interesting. The curators could improve the displays with some better lighting, some of the planes are in...More

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to spend an hour, maybe two but that's about all you need. It's a small museum but they have a very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The "Miracle on the Hudson" A320 exhibit is clearly the center piece of the museum...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So promising, yet disappoints....The web site and Tripadvisor pages look so promising....and in all fairness, the "Miracle on the Hudson" exhibit is well done and impressive. However, many of the aircraft listed are either in storage or you can't get close to them. Examples: The...More

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful museum , all the aircraft on display is great. The A-320 that landed in the Hudson is proof positive there is a God and he had his hand on the controls that day. It was fun to sit in the cotpit of a fighter,...More

Thank Jerry T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having always been fascinated with planes, and having a father and son who were/are in the Air Force, I always enjoy aviation museums, even the smaller regional ones like Carolinas Aviation Museum next the Charlotte Douglas Airport. The most interesting and popular exhibit by far...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Neat museum off the beaten path. Jewel of the collection is Sully's Airbus that he landed in the Hudson. We lucked up and were there when when a passenger from the UsAir flight was there. He answered questions and told his story as the flight...More

Thank Brock K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to see here that you haven't seen more and better of in other aviation museums EXCEPT for Sully's heavily damaged A-320 that landed in the Hudson. Museum is not air conditioned and the lighting is poor but the close up to the Miracle...More

1  Thank VaTechDad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An up-close look at the history of flight that currently features Sully's Miracle on the Hudson. Well curated, very moving and inspiring. Celebrate an innovation we take for granted and the people behind it -- it's a great way to spend a couple of hours...More

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Heather S
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Response from Margaret L | Reviewed this property |
If there are any, I did not find them. There are several fast food restaurants a mile or so away on Billy Graham Parkway. I would say eat something before you go because there is nothing to eat at the Museum.
Santosh S
15 December 2015|
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Response from KeninCLT | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine they could hold them in the office there, but I would call ahead just to check. It's not attached to the airport - it's off-premises by a bit, but it's large and they have a decent-sized 'office' area; the... More