Friday, October 30, 2015

Charlotte Aviation Museum-Last Day in Charlotte

Sorry for being off the grid here lately.  So much going on.  With vacation then a funeral a week after that, I'm so behind on so many things.

Today was a slower paced day.  We got up and went to breakfast close to the hotel.  Then we drove to the Charlotte Aviation Museum.  You ask why? Well among the other exhibits was the aircraft from the Hudson River crash.

They had a lot of information and artifacts from the crash.  On huge shelves, were many parts of the plane.  The transcript of the pilot and tower where you hear the pilot say they won't make it to the closest airport. They would be landing in the Hudson.

Here are some pictures:


Carolinas Aviation Museum - Charlotte, NC, United States. Miracle on the Hudson Display
The plane was examined by officials after it was pulled out of the Hudson.  After that, it was trucked to North Carolina to be put on display.  We thought the plane was more intact than we thought it would be.   Seeing this plane also made it more real to us.

You know, you listen to a news event on the tv or radio, but it's just not the same as seeing it up close and personal.
Carolinas Aviation Museum - Charlotte, NC, United States. The Miracle on the Hudson at the Carolinas Aviation Museum

After the officials finished with the plane, it was transported to the museum.

Carolinas Aviation Museum - Charlotte, NC, United States. US Airways Flight 1549
Again, seeing the actual photos really made this real for me.



This tiny Piedmont plane was built to be sold at Macy's for the average person to fly.....This 'didn't take off' as an idea for obvious reasons.
Carolinas Aviation Museum - Charlotte, NC, United States
This was the inside of the huge helicopters that flew in Vietnam.
Carolinas Aviation Museum - Charlotte, NC, United States

In the museum you could sit in the cockpit of a standard airliner, then you could sit in a fighter jet.
We just looked at them and let the little kids there have the fun.
Carolinas Aviation Museum - Charlotte, NC, United States
Blessing of the Day:Another family memory made today.
Thanks for stopping by,
Blessings,



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