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Carolinas Aviation Museum

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Address: 4672 First Flight Drive, Charlotte, NC
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This attraction is at Douglas Airport

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A must-see if near CLT

See Sully's bird, reassembled as complete as was possible, and marvel at how no one died on that fateful day on the near-frozen Hudson River.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

See Sully's bird, reassembled as complete as was possible, and marvel at how no one died on that fateful day on the near-frozen Hudson River.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the carolinas aviation is amazing and great for people of all ages they have simulators for young childern,and you can get really close up to US airways flight 1549 and see on there website when it is passenger day and when your done in the inside part you can go outside and see milatary jets and a old delta airlines... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The big draw is Sully's plane - the Miracle on the Hudson. This exhibit is very timely, what with the Tom Hanks film, but even without that, it's fascinating! The curator has done a terrific job telling the story of the emergency water-landing: it's told with excitement and emotion, yet the drama doesn't run away with the show. The science... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The displays of the recovered US Airways flight #1549 plane, engine, slide/raft, parts & other memorabilia draw your attention. Looking at the plane & reading the display panels tells you a lot about just how great a feat this real life event was. Not the largest aviation museum & doesn't have the most aircraft on display yet. What it does... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Carolinas Aviation Museum is taken over by the original aircraft of US Airways Flight 1549, which carried out an emergency landing on the Hudson River on 15 January 2009. The aircraft and all parts of the engine that broke off are displayed. It is very impressive and without any doubt the highlight of the exhibition. Otherwise, there are machines... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The aviation museum's crown jewel is obviously the Miracle on the Hudson plane, but there are many other planes from different eras that are fantastic for young kids to see. They have a replica of the Wright Brother's original plane as well. Definitely a good rainy day activity, and not a bad way to get out of the house for... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not an aviation nut, but there were enough interesting exhibits to keep a complete novice's attention. I did enjoy being able to see the actual USAirways plane that was pulled from the Hudson River and examine all the damage and hear/read the history. That alone is worth the price of admission, which is quite reasonable.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although not the biggest of aviation museums, this one is made special by the Miracle on the Hudson story - the aircraft and the story surrounding it is the central attraction, and a fascinating one. Yet there are also quite a few other aircraft from different eras which are also great to see - including a DC3, and (outside) a... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of their flying machines (airplanes, helicopters, etc) are famous - were in a famous battle or flown by a famous person, etc. Only takes an hour or two to see everything and the docents are knowledgeable.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After United Airlines grounded their fleet due to yet another computer glitch, we had a day to kill waiting for carriage to final destination. Touring this museum was a great and inexpensive way to fill the time. An additional day of travel and having to travel on ground, to Charlotte from the original city to continue the trip at our... More 

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