Carolinas Aviation Museum
- Open Now
Betty Jo Cheek
A little hard to find due to airport construction. Very good place to spend an afternoon. Needs more marketing. Miracle on the Hudson plane exhibit was awesome. Kids and adults love the free simulator for landing a plane. Gift shoppe a lil pricey. Places to sit.
This place has something for everyone! My daughter loved getting in the cockpits. My only complaint is how hot it was in the hangar. Would've spent a lot more time in there if it was cooler.
There's plenty of great stuff to see here. Highlights include the famous Miracle on the Hudson Airbus A320 and a beautiful Piedmont Airlines Douglas DC-3. Be sure to spend some time exploring the Boeing 727 and McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II cockpits.
Various civilian and military aircraft are displayed in a hanger, and the showpiece is the US Air passenger plane that sucessfully emergency landed in the Hudson River. There is a wealth of information regarding all the people and events surrounding this water landing in which no lives were lost! The plane had just taken off from NY and flying birds destroyed both engines, causing the immediate unplanned river landing. A Wonderful visit and learning experience!
Everyone here was amazing and nice. For a small hanger, I was amazed how many jets the put in there and how they placed everything. The class was really cool and the gift shop had a lot of nice things to remember your great experience. My son was and still excited about his visit.