Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach

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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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  • October 3, 2017
    This is a great place to visit if you love old aircraft. the way the museum is set up really adds to the experience.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Took my father before he passed away. He spent his career with the Navy and fighter jets. His knowledge was immense, and he was like a kid in a candy shop at the museum. Made him so happy, which made ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Wonderful place. Very cool planes. Enthusiastic staff. The P-51 Mustang is such a beautiful plane. Special tours for Scouts. Several merit badges are available; call for more information.  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    If you want to experience something different from the normal museums, this one will really open your eyes about planes and the aviation industry. The knowledge base of the tour guides are worth the price of admission. The history of flight and the engineering behind the building and manufacturing of airplanes is a dream for museum enthusiast. Great place to take the family. Small kids under 5 may be a little too curious and will need to be supervised by the family.
  • June 12, 2017
    The Military Aviation museum hosted the perfect wedding for my Bride and I. The planes were set up perfectly. The venue couldn't have been better. We enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks to Mitch for an excellent experience. There are so many great reasons to visit.
  • June 15, 2017
    Absolutely amazing experience. The staff was very intelligible and love what they do. The tours really had a nostaligia and realism to the history involved. Also, I appreciated the sheer passion to always innovate and continually grow the collection. Truly an experience you will not, nor want to, forget.
  • May 6, 2017
    The museum was a nice place to visit. One of the museum aids really made our visit worth while. Mr. Bob Sage was a wonderful guide. He was extremely knowlegable and funny. Mr. Sage and the hanger cat (Gator i think was his name) really made my day. I believe I enjoyed them the most! It was interesting to see the WWII planes and the bullet holes and writing in the last hanger. Great trip!
  • June 6, 2017
    Incredible display of actual flying historic aircraft. Their P51D and ME-109 are a must see. The museum staff is very knowledgeable and eager to share what they know. Many special events and flight demonstrations. Great afternoon for the family.

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