Carolinas Aviation Museum Tours and Tickets
Set on the grounds of Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (CDI), this may be the only attraction in Charlotte you can visit within a few minutes of retrieving your luggage. Dedicated to the history of aviation in North and South Carolina, the 50-craft collection set in a 40,000-square-foot hangar includes several military and passenger planes.
You’ll also find a reproduction of the Wright Brothers original 1903 Wright Flyer, which was flown in nearby Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. You can also explore a detailed exhibit dedicated to airline captain Sully Sullenberger’s miraculous Hudson River landing of US Airways’ Flight 1549; this flight was bound for CDI when it struck a flock of geese.
While here, don’t miss an opportunity to climb into the cockpit of a fighter jet or to see the S.56B, one of only two single-engine biplane flying boats in the world.
Please note The Carolinas Aviation Museum is currently closed for relocation. The reopening is scheduled for 2022.
Tours and Activities to Experience Carolinas Aviation Museum
- Old Settlers’ Cemetery
- Fourth Ward
- Levine Center for the Arts
- The Green
- Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
- Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture
- Bank of America Stadium
- Historic Rosedale Plantation
- Freedom Park
- Mint Museum of Art
- Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary
- Independence Square
- UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
- US National Whitewater Center