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.
Military Aviation Museum Reviews
Very nice collection of WW I and II aircraft from several nations. A few other vehicles as well. An "active" museum, they were testing the engines outside on a de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito while we we... more »
This museum was fantastic. They have all types of planes in beautiful condition on display for all to see. The tour guides are fantastic and full of knowledge. They also offer plane rides in vintage a... more »
Wonderful, excellent, great docents, exceptional displays. Certain times of the year they have the exhibit planes flying off their grass strip. I believe there is also a time when you can fly you personal airplane in. This is the best museum I have visited and it is right in our back yard. The Smithsonian May be rated tops but this was not overwhelming. Family friendly. We come from a military family and have a love of aviation. The volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable. They have a great collection and some very interesting pieces.
This place is great! Worth the trip, and one of Va Beach's best attractions! Tour through the hangars was great. Thank you Lar! If you like WWI and WWII aviation, this is the place to be. Friendly and knowledgeable staff! And don't forget to let the kids get a picture with the dinosaurs! Can't wait to come back for the Air Show!!
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