The museum collection includes aircraft which are historically significant and relevant to the development of aviation in the Carolinas. The Military Helicopter collection includes helicopters from all branches of the armed forces of the United States of America. Most of these helicopters have some connection to the Carolinas, and many are actual combat veterans.
The museum is open 10am – 4pm Tuesday through Friday and 10am – 4pm on Saturdays.
The Museum is situated right next to the take off runway of Charlotte International Airport. We could see planes lined up for takeoff and it was a spectacular view.
The Douglas DC-3 aircraft created the world’s first affordable and reliable air transport from its introduction in 1935, and was a key airline aircraft through the mid-1950s.
This aircraft was fully restored by Piedmont Airlines in 1986 and has been flying on the air show circuit and used in movies. Restored in original colors, this aircraft is a rare perfect example of the airplane which created the modern air travel we all now take for granted.
On the day we visited the museum, there was a free trip for selected few on Piedmont Airlines. You can visit this museum as part of a Day Trip if you stay in and around Charlotte.
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