VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – If you missed the First World War, then this is the time to return and experience only the best parts of it. Join us at the historic style buildings of the Military Aviation Museum, located at the Virginia Beach Aerodrome, for the countdown to the Centennial Anniversary of the War of the Nations. Go with us on a journey to the dawn of aerial combat and discover where the term dogfight originated. The Museum owns and displays dozens of aircraft from the First and Second World Wars, which are all in meticulous flying condition. Even more aircraft will also be on display from other museums and personal collections from around the country. The sky will be crowded with colorful airplanes as rarely seen before.
· Watch many of our rarely seen WWI Warbirds fly overhead
· Visit and talk with the re-enactors in their camps with both the Allied and friendly Axis troops
· Shop our vendors and the military flea market
· Meet enthusiasts and collectors of this antique era
· Schedule yourself a ride in an open cockpit biplane
· See and Ride in a Hot Air Balloons Fly Near Dawn and Dust
Friday, for the admission price of $10, enjoy the re-enactors setting up their living history encampments and see the visiting warplanes arrive to the Museum. At 7 pm Friday night, the hangar, we will be showing a live moving picture show as well. Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 8:30 am and tickets are $25. Saturday night at 4:30 pm there will be a steak dinner in the hangar, for advance sale only $11. Stay for the Roaring 20’s Hangar Dance that’s included in the price of the day ticket at 6 pm. Sunday Gates close at 5 pm. Visit www.MilitaryAviationMuseum.org for ticket prices and package deals.
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