If you're a fan of aircraft, the military, and/or history, you should definitely visit the Virginia Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA. The museum's collection of nearly 60 (and growing!) different vintage aircraft from WWI and WWII, including biplanes, triplanes, fighters, and bombers.
The Virginia Military Aviation Museum is dedicated to military aircraft from both World Wars. In fact, it is one of the largest, private historical aircraft collections in the world.
Planes from WWI & WWII
The WWI collection includes a Sopwith Strutter, a Curtiss Jenny, and a Wright Brothers EX Flyer. There are also numerous Fokkers, including a bright red triplane similar to the one made famous by Manfred von Richthofen - the Red Baron. The WWII collection includes fighters, bombers, trainers, and liaisons. There are P-51 Mustangs, Hopper Hurricanes, MIG-3's, and even a big old B25-J bomber.
Every plane at the museum has been painstakingly restored to shiny, like new condition using original or replica parts. Best of all, the restoration is so complete that most of these beauties can still fly!
Take Flight at the Military Aviation Museum
A variety of special events and airshows held throughout the year see many of the museum's planes in flight. Better yet, you can experience a flight aboard the museum's 1941 Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet! This WWII era, biplane trainer makes for a very exciting flight. Its open-cockpit provides an amazing bird’s eye view of Virginia Beach.
The Virginia Military Aviation Museum is continually acquiring and restoring historic aircraft for the collection. Consequently, visitors can come back time and again to enjoy new experiences and new historic airplanes. Though a self-guided museum, knowledgeable docents are available to answer your questions.
The Virginia Military Aviation Museum
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