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May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Saturdays at 1pm from May to October, the Military Aviation Museum will be showcasing historical aircraft and commemorating important wartime events through narrated flying demonstrations.

North American SNJ-2 Texan
Join us for our Summer of Flight program on Saturday, May 11 at 1:00pm, where we will
demonstrate our 1941 North American SNJ-2 Texan. Known as the Pilot Maker, the
Texan played a vital role as an advanced trainer, providing would-be fighter pilots with a
final steppingstone before flying single-seat combat aircraft types. With a range of
designations based on its branch of service and configuration, the Texan would become
the most widely used Advanced Trainer of WWII. With over fifty-six sub-variants
produced from 1937 – 1945 and a total of more than 20,000 aircraft, Texans continue to
be widely flown today. Join us to see this legendary trainer take to the skies over Pungo.

Experience the rumble from the engine up close as you hear from the pilots about what it is like to fly these incredible aircraft, learn about the battles they participated in, and about the men and women who built, flew and maintained them during the war!

Summer of Flight is included in your general museum admission and free for museum members. Each event starts at 1:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

Flights, Aircraft and Topics subject to change. Due to inclement weather, dates may be rescheduled to a later date or canceled. All flights are weather and maintenance permitting.

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