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Carolinas Aviation Museum
Ranked #14 of 189 things to do in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

This is a must stop if you are in the Charlotte, NC area. Besides the beautiful DC-3 it also has the Airbus A320 Flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson a.k.a. "The Miracle on the Hudson". It has multiple fighter jets and other aircraft inside and three aircraft on the ramp that on certain days you can tour. The three that you can tour are a beautiful Eastern DC-7B, a EC-130E Hercules and a retired Delta DC-9. Again, if you are in the area this is one place you must visit.

Thank Cory Y
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Here you can see many vintage planes from WWII to present. Small charge to visit. the hanger is not air conditioned, so it can be a bit steamy. Surprised to see Flt 1549, from the "Miracle on the Hudson". the plane had its wings and tail removed to trailer it here for display, what a task that must have been. good film on the event. You can also go outside to see airport landing and take offs from quite close. A great way to spend a few hours.

Thank Tree56LO
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

This is one of the best aviation museums we have seen. When friends from out of town are visiting we always take them there. Needless to say their favorite part is the Miracle on the Hudson aircraft that was forced to make a water landing in the Hudson River when it hit a flock of geese. It send chills up your spine to see the actual damage to the plane.

Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We've made several trips to Charlotte over the years but never took the time to visit this museum. I'm really glad we finally took the time to tour it and see the collection of aircraft displayed. Impressive collection for a small museum. My grandsons (ages 4 & 13) both enjoyed it.

Thank derrtraveler19968
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

This museum I would call small/medium. The total number of a/c is 18 or 19. Nine are jets from 1945 up the 80's-Lockheed P-80 to a Grumman Tomcat. Early a/c are a Wright Flyer-replica- 30's Stearman Kaydet trainer. From the 60's - McDonnell Douglas AV-8 Harrier, Ling-Temce Vought Corsair 11,, Douglas A-4 Skyhawk & McDonnell Plamton 11 Outside area F-102 Voodoo, F-106 Delta Dagger & an Eastern Airlines Douglas DC-78.

The big draw is the Airbus A320 that landed on the Hudson River. The surprise guest was Beverly Waters. Beverly gave me permission to use her name. Beverly told about the bird strikes, the flight attendant's perparations for emergency landing, rescue from the plane's wing & getting any possible medical yteatment. Other passengers have giver their version of the flight. If a future museum visitor goes to the museum's web site or calls the museum directly, they might be able to learn when a future passenger will be visiting.

Being a small museum don't mean a trip is not worth the time., This museum hass much historyt, with a possible surprise guest. Tahe a change. Aircraft are well laid out, not bunched tegether, eack with information stants. Also is information about the U.S. airlines. No large crowds, plenty of free parking.

Overall I recommend a visit, even if a Miracle on the Hudson passenger won't be there

Thank Jack L
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