Carolinas Aviation Museum

By telling the stories of the people who shaped aviation heritage, the Carolinas Aviation Museum inspires visitors to write the next chapter. On display are the 1903 Wright Flyer, civil and commercial aircraft, and military aircraft dating back to World War I. Tours are available on a number of topics, including How Things Fly, which explores the science behind flight; and History and Technology, which explores how the Wright Brothers used scientific methods. The museum’s education stations let students create their own project, learn the forces that allow for flight, handle the controls of a Cessna 150, and much more.
 Contact Info 
Address: 4672 First Flight Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208. Mecklenburg County. Tel: 704-997-3770. Email: kent@carolinasaviation.org. Website: www.carolinasaviation.org. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 10AM-4PM, Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, STEM.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Social Studies. 

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