|The right side of flight US Air flight 1549 where the impact with the Hudson dented the plane|
In addition they had some nice examples of fighters as there is a wing of the Air National Guard at the airport and from the signage they have been able to convince them to give them a number of decommissioned planes for exhibit. However they did not have a Flying Fortress which both Karol and I wanted to see as her father was a turret gunner on one during World War II and my book is partly about a pilot of one. It is but a small disappointment as everything else was well done.
We then repaired to an Irish Pub downtown after demonstrating to the Downings that if you are going to have to pay for downtown parking you might as well get some electricity in exchage by using Plug Share to find a nearby parking lot with chargers and then being lucky enough to find one without a gas engine car parked in the space. We electric car owners call that being ICE'd where ICE stands for internal combustion engine. Three of the four chargers were in fact ICE'd but the fourth worked perfectly and while we ate at the pub Hobson ate a bunch of electricity. Once we were all full we headed home.
Charlotte NC - The parking lot only produced 30 amps out of the charger but it di not cost anything or demand some esoteric card to start it.