Welcome to a new museum adventure chock full of military aviation goodness! I got lucky with regards to the holiday weekend, and somehow managed to score four and a half days off. This means I actually had time to go through some of my own pictures to bring you all a look at a another of our continuing Toasters’ Museum Adventures! (It helps if you say that in a deep booming voice with nice dramatic pauses between the words, à la Pigs In Space!) As I said, this trip is courtesy of me, your intrepid weekend editor, turning a family trip into a Sunday of fun for you. The museum is the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia, which is unique in that it is a flying museum, with many of their aircraft not only airworthy but frequently flown! I will be showing you the goods they have to offer in three posts today, following the basic layout of the museum. Click the jump to get started!
The Military Aviation Museum is home to one of the largest private collections of World War One and World War Two era military aircraft in the world. Each has been beautifully restored to its prior military condition, using original parts whenever possible. Most of the planes are airworthy and flown at the museum during flight demonstrations and at air shows throughout the year.
The museum is constantly growing as we add new aircraft and aviation-related ground equipment to our collection. Come often and share our love for military aviation history. Take a personal tour with one of our many volunteer docents who are well-versed in the personal history of each aircraft.
The museum is loosely arranged into 3 parts, the lobby area and two hangers, one mostly Navy aircraft and the other mostly Army. The lobby has most of the other than aircraft military equipment to whet your appetite upon museum entry.
*Why, Toasters’ Museum Adventures, of course!