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“Dreamy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Military Aviation Museum

Military Aviation Museum
1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach Airport, Virginia Beach, VA 23457
757 721 7767
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Dreamy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I am borderline obsessed with aviation. I truly enjoyed my visit to this museum. The volunteers were well educated on the displays and shared several pieces of information that I consider extremely valuable. Unique displays all thoughout the museum. Wonderful experience overall.

Visited September 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Visit to Military Aviation Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

What a great privately owned museum on September 20. A fantastic collection of pre-WWI, WW I, WW II and up to Vietnam-era airplanes. Almost all are operable and use an adjacent private runway. British, French, Russian and German planes are represented, along with US. Also uniforms, some vehicles. The docents are knowledgeable and the cost is low, for such a fine collection.

Visited September 2013
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Poplar Grove, IL
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“This is a unique gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We came to Virginia Beach for a Navy reunion. Someone suggested that we take a break from the beach and go 14 miles south to see this museum. It really is fantastic, a great collection of WWI, WWII, Allied, German, and Russian aircraft. Even the buildings are worth inspecting. One is a mock up of a WWI hangar. Another is an actual German hangar taken apart, restored and rebuilt in Virginia Beach.
Every single aircraft and vehicle is in excellent condition. Some of them are truly unique, one of a kinds. Everyone volunteering there is happy to spend as much of their time with you as you want so that you get the most enjoyment out of the facility.

The museum is about 7 miles south of Rudee Inlet. The road to it is winding but there are only a couple of turns and they are at major intersections. It is located just a little south of the village called Pungo and anyone there can point it out to you.

My best tip is to visit Monday to Friday when there are mechanics at the "Fighter Factory" at work rebuilding historic aircraft. You can get up close to watch. It is closed on the weekend and you can only look through the large picture windows.

Visited September 2013
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Dallas, Tx
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Find it: Worth the trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This incredible aviation museum is poorly advertised, but worth the time to find it in the very rural south side of Virginia Beach. My brothers and I, all military aviation buffs, thoroughly enjoyed our up close looks at their incredible number of flying original and replica aircraft, as well as talking to their very well-informed docents. Drove up today from the Outer Banks, and basically had a personal tour of the collection, as the crowd was very small. The WWi planes are neat (mostly replicas), but the real highlight is the WWii collection- American, British, German and Russian. Fascinating to see the "before" photos of the restored airplanes, such as the P-40 and Spitfire.

Visited September 2013
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Midlothian, Virginia
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“Worth a trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I took my Dad to visit this museum and were we impressed. The quality of vehicles and aircraft and their current condition is probably second to none. No matter what or how many questions you had for the staff volunteers, were they ever knowledgeable! I have already told 5 of my church friends today and they were not aware of the museum and are ready to visit now! Anyone interested in history of any type will enjoy seeing all of the original equipment from WWI and WWII preserved here. The quality and effort made to preserve these airplanes and various other means of transportation does not go unnoticed. Their is a huge amount of pride emanating from all of the volunteers and rightly so!

Visited September 2013
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