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Home to one of the largest collections of warbirds, Military Aviation Museum displays planes from all over the world, including some of the first-ever war planes. Many of them surround a U.S. Air Force hangar that's been converted into the attraction's main museum. Almost every plane has been restored for flying by the Fighter Factory and the Aviation Institute of Maintenance. Check the website for a schedule of air shows, which include planes from World War I and World War II. A reference library and exhibit of artifacts tell the stories of the planes on display outside. Plan your Military Aviation Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Virginia Beach using our Virginia Beach holiday planner.
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Military Aviation Museum reviews
Wonderful museum filled with amazing replicas as well a some original planes from WW1 Our tour guide for the out building and hangar was George. He was knowledgeable, friendly and clearly loves...
Wonderful museum filled with amazing replicas as well a some original planes from WW1 Our tour guide for the out building and hangar was George. He was knowledgeable, friendly and clearly loves... more »
We were amazed at how much there was to see, the quality of the exhibits, and the knowledge of the docents.
We were amazed at how much there was to see, the quality of the exhibits, and the knowledge of the docents. more »
A great lesson in WW1 aviation and WW11 German aircraft. The docent (Tim Leighton) was very knowledgable and friendly. He told a story and didn't just recite facts. The docents are all former...
A great lesson in WW1 aviation and WW11 German aircraft. The docent (Tim Leighton) was very knowledgable and friendly. He told a story and didn't just recite facts. The docents are all former... more »
Excellent experience! Docents are very knowledgeable, entertaining even! Nice that they point out the genuine restored aircraft and the replicas. Display aircraft are easy to photograph and the main hangars are open to explore. The tour of the British control tower and the German hangar were very good. I would recommend anyone visiting the Hampton Roads area make it a point to visit.
The museum is very well run and the tour guides are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Our guide, Warren, an Army veteran, was absolutely wonderful. You could tell how much he loved his job. Many of the planes are still flyable. Overall, it was extremely informative and well worth the cost of admission. If you do go, make sure to leave time to do the guided tour to the other areas (it's free with admission).
Wow, what a beautiful little museum. The workers/volunteers were such a joy to interact with. It was was great to see people who enjoy working there. They were also quite knowledgeable about the planes they had in the exhibits. Definitely something to check out if you are interested in military aviation. Also great for most children.
I quite enjoyed this experience as the people are well informed and very intelligent when discussing the issues or the air craft and WWII. A lot of sights to see and it's another great place to take children if you are vacationing near Virginia Beach or Norfolk. Has a nice little gift shop and plenty of picture art 🎨 on the walls for those who enjoy the creative side of themselves. Good times👍
One of the best displays of WWI and II aircraft I’ve ever seen. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and understood what drove the development of each aircraft. Expected to do a quick 1+ hour tour and stayed for almost 4 hours. The detail of the restorations are unmatched. Well worth the visit.
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