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A Guide To The Carolinas Aviation Museum

August 21, 2011 5:18 PM

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Come to a place where you can literally take off! The Carolinas Aviation Museum is the place where you can soar to new heights on so many levels! Check out why this place is one that enables you to glide to the top, no matter where you may be!

Spread Your Wings And Fly!

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At the Carolinas Aviation Museum, your ticket to soar awaits! Their collections of collections of aircraft, helicopters, equipment, gadgets and printed material provide a wealth of information, history and description! Conveniently located adjacent to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the museum affords visitors to see, hear and understand aircraft! As excitement builds, your desire to know more about aircraft will be met with the opportunity to hear and see real-time airplanes take off and land!


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Whether are are young or young at heart… you will enjoy being up close and near aircraft of all kinds! The exhibits are rich with history, information and answers to those most pressing questions that simply cannot be grounded!

Educational Visits

Whether you are with a small or a large group, you and your group are always welcomed at the Carolinas Aviation Museum! Simply call ahead and give a head count and tell the friendly staff what your group’s specific interests are in the museum! Whether it is a ROTC, Scouts, school, or camp group… there is a place for you and your friends at the Carolinas Aviation Museum!

The Carolinas Aviation Museum’s Dolph Overton Aviation Library

The The Carolinas Aviation Museum’s Dolph Overton Aviation Library houses tremendous amounts of aviation history and information. Contemporary as well as historical documentation can be found on the shelves of the library! And as the celebration of Carolina being the “first in flight”, there is a wealth of information to help build pride as well as understanding! The Library is open and available to Museum staff, volunteers and docents, Museum members, academic researchers, students, and aviation enthusiasts.

Your Visit

No matter the reason you are visiting the Carolinas Aviation Museum, you are welcomed to celebrate with them! Is it a birthday? An out-of-town tour? Whatever the reason, the time is always right to visit a museum that can ” lift you off of your feet”! For group tours and birthday parties, you must call and schedule in advance. Discounts are given for parties of 10 or more people and to ensure a quality experience, groups are limited to sixty individuals. Birthday packages are available and include hosting, goody bags, guided tours and birthday cakes and refreshments! Call for details!

Volunteer Opportunities

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Looking for an opportunity to volunteer at the Carolinas Aviation Museum? Then look no further! There are endless chances to help out! Education volunteers are needed to assist with the various educational programs that the museum offers! Whether it be a off-site lecture or a flight-related ground training, your services are needed! And if you are looking for a more traditional classroom setting, the museum could use your helping hands there as well! If you are ready to share your passion with aviation, help make a difference to someone, or simply want to contribute your experiences, you have a place at the Carolinas Aviation Museum!

The Hudson is Here to Stay!

It was the miracle upon air and water and at the Carolinas Aviation Museum is where it will stay! The “Miracle on the Hudson” has finally landed and you can relive each and every glorious and victorious moment of this historic flight and landing! The exhibit features all of the glorious events of the flight and landing as well as detailed information about breakthroughs in the latest aviation technology!

Begin Your Takeoff Here!

Address of Museum:
4672 First Flight Drive,
Charlotte, NC 28208

(704) 359-8442

Mon – Fri:10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm -5:00 pm

General: $11
Senior: 60+ $ 9
Student: age 6 to 18 $7
College: with ID $7


Cicely C. Mitchell

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