Whether you’re a techno-buff looking for some details on the evolution aviation systems, or a history-buff looking to take a closer look at the evolution of air travel, if aviation’s your passion or hobby, then this is one place you must definitely visit. Founded in 1992 by Floyd and Lois Wilson in 1992, the Carolinas Aviation Museum, which is located on the grounds of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, documents, preserves and displays in-depth information on the history, evolution, and technological developments of air travel. The museum houses over 50 stationary aircrafts (which includes a replica of the Wright Flyer) and thousands of historic items and gadgets related to aviation. Other than private aircrafts, the museum has several; military crafts and other flying machines on display, including (but certainly not limited to) the epic British World War I plane Sopwith Camel biplane, Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat, the Vietnam-era CH-46D Sea Knight copter, the Berlin Airlift C-54 and the QH-50 Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter (DASH). The museum also houses the Dolph Overton Aviation Library, an extensive 9,000-volume research library, as well as the Bat Cave Storage and Restoration Facility. The museum is known for its educational programs, activities and exhibits, which highlight the value of aviation and its relevance to the wider society.
Address: 4672 1st Flight Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208, USA
Phone: +1 704-997-3770