Jerry Blackwelder

“Miracle on the Hudson” at Carolinas Aviation Museum

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the “Miracle on the Hudson,” the short flight by US Airways flight 1549 which safely landed on the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

Your students will relive the experience and see the actual Airbus 320 piloted by Captain

Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger on a flight to Charlotte cut short when a flock of migrating Canada Geese struck the aircraft’s engines causing both engines to shut down.

With only minutes to make life and death decisions for the 150 passengers on board, Sullenberger steered the airplane to a safe landing on the Hudson. In addition to seeing the actual aircraft, your students will hear passenger stories as they relive the event.

Other exhibits portray the history of aviation and include civilian aircraft along with commercial and military airplanes and helicopters. In addition, the Museum displays an extensive collection of books, periodicals, photos, uniforms and other aviation-related material.

To schedule your visit to the Carolinas Aviation Museum located next to Charlotte’s Douglas International Airport go to


Carolina Publishing

PO Box 1155
Matthews, NC 28106

(704) 708-6270