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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  • If you like anything about the military, especially military aircraft from WWI and WWII, you'll love this place. The Military Aviation Museum has the largest collection of flight-ready WWI and WWII ai...  more »
  • This place isn't what we expected it to be. I thought it was a little pricey. $15.00 for admission. There really wasn't that much to see. A few planes and the museum didn't have too many items.  more »
  • Great collection of old military planes most of which are in flying condition or being lovingly restored to it. Highlights for me were the Mosquito and the Focke Wulf 190s (3 of them!) - just a shame ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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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