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Flying Circus

5114 Ritchie Rd, Bealeton, VA 22712-7139
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A single most fun thing I've ever done!

This was a day I had really looked forward to! The Flying Circus! It turned out to be one of the... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
huntress47
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Norco, California
Awesome way to spend the day

I've been to the flying circus many times and it never gets old. The kids love being so close to... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2018
dancarter68
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Bealeton, Virginia
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The Flying Circus is the longest continuously running airshow in Virginia, and perhaps the world, with hundreds of thrilling performances over its forty-four year history. The Flying Circus Airshow features a host of antique airplanes including Stearmans, WACOs, Fleets, Cubs, Champs and others. Performances include formation flying demonstrations, world class aerobatics, death defying wing walkers, classic comedy routines and more providing an afternoon of fun for the whole family. Airplane rides are available for purchase both before and after the Sunday performance. These include open cockpit rides in the historic Stearman biplane, double rides for two in an antique WACO biplane, and kid's rides in the famous Piper Cub. Extreme aerobatic biplane rides are also available to the most adventurous spirits.
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5114 Ritchie Rd, Bealeton, VA 22712-7139
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

This was a day I had really looked forward to! The Flying Circus! It turned out to be one of the best days ever. Most of the day was spent in Bealeton at the “circus” grounds. The Circus is an old fashioned barnstormer show and...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

I've been to the flying circus many times and it never gets old. The kids love being so close to the airplanes and the general atmosphere.

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Reviewed November 18, 2017

We live nearby and have visited the air show several times, so don't pay attention to the next question about when we traveled. The acrobatics are a lot of fun to watch. At certain times they also offer hot air balloon rides, which my wife...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

This is a local grass airstrip and every Sunday afternoon during summer vintage airplanes are flown in for a show and to be displayed. It is quite a show and the entire family will be entertained. When the show is over the planes are lined...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

Finally saw the show I had put off seeing for more than 20 years, and it was worth every penny! Nice motorcycle ride up, with great parking in the shade at the edge of the woods and a picnic table to chill by, we were...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

Museums can sometimes be kinda boring. Not here! Yes, that's right this is a not-for-profit museum. You get to see, hear even smell the exhibits fly, If you have never seen biplanes fly especially in formation than you are really missing out! There are only...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

This is a great family activity, something different to take the family to on a Sunday afternoon. They also do a hot air ballon weekend in August, great chance to see them up close. Also, if families are interested in a ride on the planes...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

Visited the flying circus as a last minute idea and it was definitely worth it! We had planned to go last year but the weather moved in on our way and they had to cancel the show. This year we made it for the first...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

I went to the Flying Circus Air Show for the first time today! One of my friends is a pilot in the show and I got invited to watch it. I am new to aviation, so I did not know what exactly to expect. It...More

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Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

We were just driving by this late in the afternoon and decided to stop. The show was wrapping up and we talked with the pilots and crew for a bit. Went into the gift shop and saw that you could go for rides in the...More

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May 12, 2018|
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Response from huntress47 | Reviewed this property |
I checked their website to confirm and yes you can bring pets, but they have to be leashed at all times, cleaned up after and they caution you that the planes and Pyrotechnics during some of the acts are really loud, in case... More
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September 28, 2017|
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April 25, 2017|
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You can bring your own chairs and there is plenty of space. These people are very kind and I'm sure will help you in any way they can. This is really a show that should be seen at least once a year!
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