Carolinas Aviation Museum exhibits historic aircraft and artifacts significant to North and South Carolina aviation. The collection includes a variety of commercial, military and civilian aircraft. The museum also exhibits a collection of uniforms, books, photographs and other aviation materials.
The museum was founded in 1992 by Floyd Swinton Wilson, an aviation enthusiast and Confederate Air Force commander, and his wife Lois. The museum is located alongside Charlotte Douglas International Airport and is home to aircraft and artifacts from the dawn of aviation.
As a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum seeks to inspire visitors of all ages to pursue their own goals and dreams. Stories of innovation, hope and heroism throughout aviation history are highlighted and exhibited in the museum.
Carolinas Aviation Museum has recently partnered with several organizations to develop plans for renovation. Though the museum is not currently open for visitors, it is projected to re-open in 2023. Plan your future visit to discover the history of aviation in the Carolinas.