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Carolinas Aviation Museum, Charlotte

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  • Well maintained Museum. The exhibited planes are in impeccable condition. It is the effort that was made to bring to the place the fuselage of the Airbus recovered from the waters of the Rio Hudson. Very professional, cordial and correct care of the team. I would like to highlight the expertise and readiness of the volunteer Carl Klaiber.
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  • We really enjoyed our visit to the Aviation Museum. The highlights for us was a replica of the Wright Brothers aircraft from the first flight in 1903 and the US Air near disaster plane called "The Mir...  more »
  • If you are an aviation buff, then there are lots of really cool things to see. If you are just interested then it is still cool, but you may not spend as much time here. There are planes for kids to c...  more »
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  • The star of this museum is the Miracle of the Hudson plane. It's neat to see it and read accounts of the incident from the pilots, crew, and passengers. You can sit in a mock cockpit and ejection seat, learn about how airplanes work, and see the outsides of old military, passenger, and private planes.
  • It is amazing that the real life a320 from the true story of the movie sully( us airways flight 1549 the shop has EVERYTHING the other planes outside are cool to, also a nice place for plane spotting.
  • As a military brat some of the exhibits brought back almost forgotten memories. Small museum but well cared for, enjoyable way to spend some time. Alot of history on display.
  • The "Homeschool Day" was not as advertised on website. There was no "guided tour" offered to us----it was all self-guided. I do know that they were giving two guided tours, so don't know if they were full and that is why it wasn't offered to us? The egg-drop experiment was in addition to admission. The website stated that under 5 were free on Homeschool day, however we were charged full price. The kids and I enjoyed the museum and planes, which centers around "Flight 1549".
  • Extremely knowledgable and friendly staff. Very cool to see the plane from the Miracle on the Hudson, along with many others.

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