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Military Aviation Museum

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Address: 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457-1542
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+1 757-721-7767
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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World War One and Two aircraft THAT STILL FLY are the heart of this unique...

World War One and Two aircraft THAT STILL FLY are the heart of this unique museum. 40,000 guests each year travel from all over the world to see our aircraft, especially during our major events and airshows. Come see why the Military Aviation Museum is one of the top attractions in all of Virginia Beach! Take a flight in an open cockpit biplane for a once in a lifetime experience, and learn about the heroes of the first fifty years of military aviation.

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Great tour guides, beautiful collection of aircraft and other interesting machines. Would love to go back for an airshow.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Springfield, Virginia
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Springfield, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour guides, beautiful collection of aircraft and other interesting machines. Would love to go back for an airshow.

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience!! More 

Virginia Beach, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By far, this is the best collection of vintage aircraft privately held and available for seeing. Aircraft date back to WWI, and they are in pristine condition, but the collection is not limited to antiques. I took my 80 year old father-in-law to see the collection, and he was thrilled. Some of the planes brought back interesting memories. There are... More 

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks, Ron Your comments are much appreciated. We do try to have something for everyone to find interesting and worthwhile. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Mike More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place for adults and children to visit. I would recommend it to locals and tourists. Staff volunteers are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, Sue! Thanks for pointing out what a great "family day" the museum is. Where else can you start your visit with a picnic in a free dinosaur park? More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a fan of Luft 46 WW2 German aircraft, even though the museum only has about 8 Luft 46 creations, it may be the largest such collection in the world. Luft 46 represents the potential German Luftwaffe in 1946 with scores of leading edge jet & rocket fighters and bombers planned by the world's most innovative airplane designers. Half were... More 

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, Mark, for your very well informed remarks about our German collection. We hope you enjoyed seeing that collection displayed in an actual 1934 Luftwaffe hangar that we brought over from Germany a few years ago! Come back soon! More 

Lady Lake, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place. Docents were VERY knowledgeable and told many stories about the planes and their former pilots and owners. A MUST DO FOR ALL AGES! Veterans will love it and our children and grandchildren need it.

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

A sincere thanks for your post! We absolutely agree that kids of all ages need to be informed about the two World Wars of the last century. So many important themes for families to explore together! Cheers! More 

Kyle, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here twice. It is better each time I return. These aircraft currently are flyable and are among some that are one of only two or three flying in the world! These are not "hanger queens" but flown regularly to airshows all over the US and Canada. I'm an aircraft mechanic instructor and can judge how meticulously these planes... More 

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks! We're delighted that you've been here more than once and continue to enjoy the exhibits and the display buildings. Thank you for being such an excellent ambassador for us! More 

Salley, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a pilot and a military historian, I found the Military Aviation Museum to be the most impressive private collection of historically significant military aircraft in the world. Founder and philanthropist Jerry Yagen has returned the deHaviland Mosquito to the air! In addition to an "Army Hanger" and "Navy Hanger", he has constructed a historically correct WWI hanger, filled with... More 

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thank you most warmly for sharing your experience with everyone. With your obvious affection for these amazing machines and the men and women who built and flew them, you would be most welcome as a volunteer. Check our flying schedule on the "events" tab of our website to come back when the "birds" are back in the air where they... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the museum with a scout troop. I am always amazed at the WW I and WWII aircraft. The planes here are all airworthy, cept maybe a few. The staff is warm and very knowledgeable. Very willing to share stories and answer any questions. Fly in held twice a year with reinactors and additional planes. Must visit for the WW... More 

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, "Wandering Joe". We're delighted that you "wandered" our way and that you so kindly shared your thoughts with everyone. Come back soon! More 

Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing collection of WWI and WWII aircraft. Most of them are still flying. You can pay for a flight off of their grass strip. Be careful if the hangar cat-sharp claws. If you like history and/or airplanes this is totally worth the trip.

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Thanks, Justin! thanks for helping more people know what an amazing experience we have here for the whole family! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is a great treat! It's located in the middle of farmland in rural VB and is likely a 30-40 minute drive from the tourist areas, but don't pass it up because of the drive. The vintage aircraft is simple amazing. They offer rides [fee] certain times of the month. The staff is full of knowledge and stories about... More 

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mike P, General Manager at Military Aviation Museum, responded to this review

thanks, Hokeygirl! We really appreciate your comments - it's really important that everyone knows that this is not just a place for airplane geeks (like me). there is fun, inspiration, and learning enough for everyone here - especially the ladies and the kids! Come back soon! More 

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