Carolinas Aviation Museum, Charlotte

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  • So much to see, it is a pity they are removing the exhibit of the plane that went down in the Hudson River. 
    So much to see, it is a pity they are removing the exhibit of the plane that went down in the Hudson River.  more »
  • I was just lucky in getting here on a day that a “Miracle” passenger was here. She gave a long detailed talk about the Miracle on the Hudson experience and answered questions for over 90 minutes... 
    I was just lucky in getting here on a day that a “Miracle” passenger was here. She gave a long detailed talk about the Miracle on the Hudson experience and answered questions for over 90 minutes...  more »
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  • I love aviation museums but was totally surprised with the Airbus that crashed in the Hudson on display! Great presentation. Plus a good display of military aircraft, mostly Navy and Marine. Although it was a hot day, still not uncomfortable inside even with no air-conditioning. But I am an old Navy guy and heat is never an issue. Well worth the visit. Charlotte is really lucky to have an aviation museum like this in the city. It's a great attraction with reasonable admission fees, free parking and terrific community outreach. The highlight of the museum is the Miracle on the Hudson plane, which was headed to Charlotte the day in landed in the Hudson River in 2009. The museum has been open for more than 25 years but is closing temporarily on July 14 and will be relocated when it opens again in approximately 2022. In the meantime, an office staff will focus on community outreach and education. The Hudson plane will not be on display during this period. The 40,000 square foot hanger that housed the museum is being repurposed for private aviation needs. The museum plans to reopen in a new, larger location in 2022. I'm looking forward to seeing the new space and exhibits. My family has had several great experiences at the museum and with the staff and we especially love participating in the annual community day events.
  • I visited this place a while back but penning down to write how beautiful experience i had here. Though the place is small but the museum is well maintained and all the displayed aircrafts have a story behind which makes the experience very interesting. I hope they plan to expand this place when they re-open.

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