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“great museum if you are at all interested in military planes”

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum
Ranked #3 of 39 things to do in Titusville
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Owner description: Founded in the 1977, The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum has a continually growing collection of over 45 historic warbirds from the beginnings of aviation to the present day. The VAC is a 501(3)c educational organization dedicated to the preservation of, education about and commemoration of Warbirds from all eras and the men and women who flew, maintained and fought in them.
Reviewed March 4, 2010

my 4 yr old son is a military plane fanatic and loved this museum. there are planes on display, more museum-type exhibits and a well stocked gift shop. they also restore planes here and take great care of this museum . a little expensive but a great place to visit

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Reviewed June 17, 2009

Being a child of a man that served in the Army Air Corps and then the USAF for 30 years (thru WWII, Korea, and Viet Nam), I appreciated the efforts of the people who are restoring and caring for the planes and memorabilia at the museum.

The planes range from a C47 to Viet Nam era jets. What particularly impressed me was the fact that the museum knew the history of their planes. In other words, these weren't just artifacts on display, they were personalized.

The C-47 was named the Tico Belle and did service on D-Day, Cherbourg, Bastogne, Arnhem, and the Berlin Airlift. They actually fly this plane to various air shows around the country. Unfortunately, the plane had a 'minor' mishap and is under renovation. The good news was that for a small donation they would give you a 2 inch by 2 inch piece of aluminum that was part of the original plane. Although these artifacts won't be available to everyone, I thought it was a particularly good way of raising some additional funds. I now have a way of personally connecting to those who landed or parachuted onto French soil on D-Day.

The guide for the plane tour was an older gentleman who was a pilot and who could talk about all of the planes on exhibit. He didn't rush through his talk (which wasn't a "canned" presentation but more of a question/answer) and we were impressed.

The museum housed quite a bit of memorabilia including uniforms, posters, weapons, etc. What I particularly liked was the personal photos that you could leaf through. This was a way to see that the people who fought in these wars were just regular people who were forced by circumstances to go to fight.

The museum is a private nonprofit museum so it is dwarfed in size by the Kennedy Space Center which is just a few miles away. However, the space center is somewhat antiseptic (hands off) while the museum seems more real. It is well worth the couple of hours and the few dollars that it costs to enter. BTW the guide said that they were getting ready to build a million dollar plus hangar to place more planes. Also, the renovators are a group of volunteer airplane mechanics (and they do a super job!).

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Reviewed March 20, 2009

After a day at KSC, and seeing other air museums, I have to say this one was just OK, somewhat more than average but it didnt blow us away. About 13 -15 aircraft under cover in a hangar adjacent to a modest museum with documents, posters and some artwork that appear donated by pilots/families that have local connections. A nice stop but the price tag over $10 for each adult was a little steep . We had visited this area of Florida three times before and had not made the trip to this museum, we only went because our route took us right by it. I dont want to sound like it wasnt a good stop, it just didn't wow us.
Go and see for yourself - they're nice folks that volunteer and there are restorations underway. A pop-in visit for about an hour, real enthusiasts might stay another hour. There is a guide available to answer questions.

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