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“A must for vintage airplane enthusiasts”

Military Aviation Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Richmond, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A must for vintage airplane enthusiasts”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Lots and lots of WWI & WWII military airplanes. Allied and Axis. Unlike many museums' aircraft displays, these planes are maintained as functioning aircraft. They have a wide variety of aricraft, from biplanes to a B-17, and a ME-262. The german WWII aircraft are housed in a genuine Luftwaffe hangar.

Visited November 2013
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Providence Forge, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Amazing GEM”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

This is well worth the drive. I am a fan of military aviation, and my wife usually just humors me, but even she found the WW1 hanger tour (and the guide's stories) so interesting that didn't want to leave. We are going back next trip to VA Beach and spending an entire day.

Visited October 2013
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Oakland, Maryland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A must for airplane enthusiasts”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

If you or a member of your family loves planes, this is the place to go. Hard to believe it is a private collection. We took a family member who has been an airplane junkie for 40+ years who has seen and experienced a lot in the aviation world, and he was giddy with excitement. For the rest of us, we were mildly interested, but for those who are hobbyists, it is heaven!

Visited May 2013
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Staten Island, New York
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of the best static displays!”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a very well-preserved privately-owned museum displaying aircraft from all over the world….US, England, Russia, France and a reconstructed Luftwaffe hangar containing various Nazi German aircraft. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and forthcoming with answering any questions. Most aircraft were flight-ready. They also have the only Mosquito in existence. A must-see for pilots or anyone remotely interested in aviation.

Visited December 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Go... go, GO!!!”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

We spent four solid hours here and only quit because we got cold (it was December!). You will never see more different kinds of airplanes (American, Russian, German, Japanese, etc)--and you will never be guided by more knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts, many of whom flew planes like these. Amazing! A must-see for adults and older children in the Virginia Beach area. Just looking at the insides of the hangars alone is worth the price! By golly, I'll go again when I get the chance...

Visited December 2013
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