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It's A Bird, No It's A Plane

It is no secret, North Carolina has a rich history of flying aircraft dating back to the Wright Brothers' first flight in 1903. There is no better place than the Carolinas Aviation Museum to house such fine history.

The Museum is home to the original hanger from Charlotte Airport that was established in 1936 by the United States government division known as the Works Progress Administration.  This took place during President Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal" policies. At that time, the airport included a hanger, administrative and terminal building, a beacon tower and three runways. 

 In 1991 the hanger was saved from destruction by Floyd and Lois Wilson. They heard about the airport's plans to demolish it during expansion and together they established the Carolina Historical Aviation Commission with a group of aviation enthusiast. 


The Museum is also home to the famous USAiways Flight 1549 "Miracle on the Hudson", the aircraft that made an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River on January 15, 2009, with zero causalities. This very aircraft is currently on display with items that were on the plane during the landing.  Guests may even watch videos that tell the incredible story of what happened that day.

Collections of aircraft, helicopters, equipment, and gadgets showcases aviation's history and accomplishments throughout the entire museum. Their mission is to educate the public about the value aviation plays in society and inspire the next generation to excel academically through the preservation of our aviation heritage. There is something for the entire family to enjoy. Aircraft enthusiasts of all ages will be climbing into the pilot's seat. 

Located at 4672 First Flight Drive Charlotte, NC   28208, the Museum is open Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm, Saturday from 10am-5pm, and Sunday from 1pm-5pm For more information visit http://www.carolinasaviation.o...