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The Western North Carolina Air Museum

1340 E Gilbert St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5804
+1 828-698-2482
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100 Years of Aviation on Display

The Western North Carolina Air Museum houses an impressive display of aircraft spanning 100 years... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Joe D
Leland, North Carolina
Passionate Docents

We stopped in at this small museum and were immediately met by a number of docents. They were... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
via mobile
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1340 E Gilbert St, Hendersonville, NC 28792-5804
+1 828-698-2482
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

The Western North Carolina Air Museum houses an impressive display of aircraft spanning 100 years of aviation. All the vintage planes and replicas on display are immaculate, and each, from the WWI fighters to the 1988 Sportfire, looks ready to take to the air. A...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in at this small museum and were immediately met by a number of docents. They were having a pancake breakfast. We were approached by four different docents and each had interesting stories to tell about the planes on display. They were pilots and...More

1  Thank DEBORAH H
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We found this place via a friend's recommendation, and were surprised at the number of rare and vintage aircraft tucked away in an out-of-the-way hangar. The collection has some real gems, and the people are very welcoming and well-informed.

1  Thank Dave B
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Several unique planes, flights available over the Hendersonville area. Check on schedule. Knowledgeable volunteer staff with surprising range of old planes for you to enjoy.

1  Thank Tim S
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

It's a small museum but I appreciate all the effort that went into making it what it is. It is very much worth the trip and the guy that was there that day was very knowledgeable about the planes and also pictures and artwork on...More

1  Thank willow420
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This is probably one of the best air museums Ive seen, although its in a small hangar the history is not containable. The gettleman working there is 96 years old and full of stories of aviation. Please do yourself a favour and go here!! Loved...More

1  Thank Jason B
Reviewed 20 December 2016

this air museum is so fun and is a great place to take little boys me and my brothers love it they especially liked the toy area

1  Thank Grace H
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I have been to several small air museums and each is special in that they have different airplanes. This museum has several planes that are replicas of planes that are no longer available to be seen. There is one diesel engine plane that I have...More

1  Thank Divepatches
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Visited here with the kids and grand kids. This was an amazing museum housing quite a historical collection of various aircraft. I believe it was free of charge with opportunity to make donations. Exhibits were well done and informative. You can tell it is a...More

1  Thank Lawtonka
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Small local museum well worth a fly by. Knowledgeable staff and very friendly to boot. Something for every family member.

1  Thank Darren C
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