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May 25 @ 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.

Join us for our Summer of Flight program on Saturday, May 25 at 1:00pm, where we will demonstrate our 1944 North American P-51D Mustang. Arguably the most iconic American fighter of WWII, the Mustang is a testament to American ingenuity and industrial capability. The Mustang was designed in 1940, with the first flying prototype built in just 120 days. While it was originally produced with an Allison V-12 engine, when mated with the British-designed Rolls Royce Merlin engine, the Mustang had the speed and range to escort the bombers from England to Berlin and back, turning the tide of the air war in Europe. Known as the “Ace Maker,” the Mustang downed 5,000 enemy aircraft and 281 pilots became aces with five or more aerial victories. Join us to see this legendary fighter 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.

Summer Of Flight Mustang Monday

Summer Of Flight Mustang Monday