Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Carolinas Aviation Museum: Charlotte, North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolinas Aviation Museum is on the grounds of Charlotte/Douglas International Airport. It was founded in 1992 with the purpose of educating the public about the importance of aviation. 

The other purpose of the museum to inspire students to excel in the areas of math, science, and history---through the preservation of our aviation heritage.

You'll see some great exhibits, including commercial, military, and civilian aircraft from the Wright brothers to the present. The collection of aircraft, helicopters, equipment, gadgets and printed material covers much of aviation’s history and accomplishments. There are also interactive displays that are fun and informative, even for kids.

USAirways Flight 1549 “Miracle on the Hudson”  is on permanent display at the Museum. You can see the actual plane plus items that were inside the aircraft and watch a video that tells the amazing story of the events that unfolded on January 15, 2009.

This morning in Larry's Look, Executive Director Wally Coppinger gave us a special tour of the museum, which is located at  4672 First Flight Drive, near the N.C. Air National Guard Base.

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