AAA Editor Notes
Carolinas Aviation Museum is at 4672 First Flight Dr.; from I-85 exit 33, proceed 1.4 mi. s. on Billy Graham Pkwy., then just w. on Morris Field Rd., then .7 mi. n. on Minuteman Way/First Flight Dr. Located next to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, this museum has a comprehensive collection of aircraft, helicopters, equipment and artifacts covering years of aviation history.
Highlights include the “Miracle on the Hudson” US Airways Flight 1549 Airbus A320, a Piedmont Airlines DC-3, a Wright Flyer replica, a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, a C-130, a Delta Airlines DC-9 and an interactive F4 Phantom and Cessna 150.
Note: The museum is closed in anticipation of a 2022 move; phone ahead to confirm schedule and admission.