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The Military Aviation Museum features one of the world’s largest private collections of historic military aircraft.


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Welcome to the 2016 "Warbirds Over the Beach"!

Join us the weekend of May 20-22, for a trip back in time to the memorable days of the Second World War-era. A time from the first half of the last century when everything was much simpler, we knew right from wrong and good from evil.

Travel to the warmth of Virginia Beach, alongside the bright sunshine of the Atlantic shoreline, where German submarines once hunted merchant ships in the Gulfstream waters. Look up in the sky, where you will see fighters and bombers of our armed forces patrol the countryside to protect our homeland from the Axis forces.

You will experience all this and more during the weekend before Memorial Day with hundreds of re-enactors, actual warplanes of these times and entertainment reminiscent of the 1940s.

A Message from Mike Potter, Museum Director, Military Aviation Museum

If you are reading this, you are in for one of the most unusual experiences that Virginia Beach has to offer. In fact, there are so many people like you that this museum has become the top-rated attractions in all of Virginia Beach, according to

Our guests come from all over the world to enjoy the sights, sounds and even the smell of the “glory days” of military aviation. Many of you grew up reading the exploits of military heroes and you’ve watched all the great aviation movies, but when you hear the thunder of a Merlin, Allison or a Wright engine coughing to life and then see and hear them throttle up, you are transported to an entirely different level of understanding of history.

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