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museum’s large collection of World War II aircraft fly all three days (weather
permitting), featuring iconic American classics such as the P-51 Mustang
and the Corsair, the British Spitfire and Hurricane, along with one of
the newest additions to the museum’s collection, a German Messerschmidtt
Bf-109. Airshow festivities take-off on Friday, with practice flights throughout
the day from many of the aircraft participating in the show, along with
re-enactor camp set up. Saturday and Sunday will feature a variety of entertainers
to include Theresa Eaman, a nationally known jazz artist, and the New York
based America’s Sweethearts. A military flea market will offer aviation-themed
treasures and local vendors will be ready to serve up some tasty cuisine.
A hangar dance headlines Saturday afternoon, complete with live big band
music compliments of the Mark Michielsen Big Band.
For the full experience, guests can ride in an authentic World War II aircraft. The museum’s 1941 Boeing Stearman and 1989 Waco YMF-5 will be available for 15-minute rides. Rounding out the options for plane rides will be Bay Aviation, offering flights in their Fairchild PT-19. All rides are subject to weather conditions and prior reservations are strongly recommended. Rides may be booked by visiting www.VBAirshow.com.
Admission to the show also offers access to the rest of the Military Aviation Museum historical exhibits, such as their WWI and German Cottbus hangars, as well as a control tower from the first American fighter base in England in 1942, reconstructed using actual bricks from the original tower that was in operation at RAF Goxhill, during WWII.
Tickets are available online for a discounted rate of $27 per adult single-day admission and $14 youth single-day admission, now through April 30. Beginning May 1, tickets will be sold at the full price of $30 per adult single-day admission and $15 per youth single-day admission. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 757-721-7767 or visit www.VBAirshow.com.
the Military Aviation Museum