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Warbirds Over the Beach

Date/TimeVenue/Location
Oct 2 - 4
9:00am - 4:00pm
Military Aviation Museum
1341 Princess Anne Rd Virginia Beach, VA 23457

TICKETING INFORMATION

VIP Tickets: Get a prime view of the show in our new VIP chalet! Guests of the chalet enjoy admission to the show, front line access to the flight line, shaded view of the air show, pilot meet & greet, reserved seating, and free water and snacks. VIP perks only available Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets will be available to purchase day of. Online ticket price is $35.00 while at the door is $40.00.

EARLY BIRD SALE: Adult 1-day - $29.755; Weekend - $42.50;

Youth 1-day - $12.75; Youth Weekend - $21.25

VIP 1-day - $85.00; VIP Weekend - $127.50


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EVENT DESCRIPTION

Join us for a trip back in time to the memorable days of the Second World War. A time when everything was much simpler.

Travel to 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.


See the Military Aviation Museum's collection of World War II aircraft inflight at the 2020 Warbirds Over the Beach Air Show!

Our air show includes some of the rarest and most iconic aircraft of the second world war. Blast to the past with vintage live music, entertainment, WWII reenactors, historic camps, WWII veteran meet and greets and more. Come out for a historically great weekend, featuring fun for the whole family.

VIP Tickets: Get a prime view of the show in our new VIP chalet! Guests of the chalet enjoy admission to the show, front line access to the flight line, shaded view of the air show, pilot meet & greet, reserved seating, and free water and snacks. VIP perks only available Saturday and Sunday.

Schedule:

Friday: Practice flight day, unscheduled flying all day. Renactor setup, no live music.

Saturday/Sunday: Full air show (schedule to be announced), live music and renactors during the day.

Saturday afternoon/evening Hangar dance from 4-7PM, included in your Saturday & Weekend Air Show ticket.


PHOTOS

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It’s not just about the airplanes. We have Summer Camps focusing on Armored Vehicles and Artillery as well as Camp offerings for all of the aspiring paleontologists out there who live to explore our Dinosaur Park! Find out more by visiting http://ow.ly/oWOL50zKx5z. Camps begin on June 22. #SummerCamp #Warbirds #Dinosaurs
Howdy, friends! Starting with our reopening tomorrow, June 5th, we are reserving the first hour of opening for our guests who are senior citizens and those with compromised immune systems.
#WarbirdRideAlong is back, and this week’s featured airplane is the Museum’s Spitfire Mk IXe. Share your favorite photos of this incredible British fighter. Here is one of our favorites…..yes that is our actual airplane photographed during World War 2, in color! #Spitfire #WW2 #Warbird
A big Thank-You to everyone in the community for practicing social distancing, for helping flatten the curve, and for supporting the museum during this crisis. As a reminder, the museum is running an ongoing series of webinars aimed at helping you get your aviation and military history fix! Want to sign up to receive notifications of upcoming webinars? Have you missed a previous program? Visit https://militaryaviationmuseum.org/webinar-archive/ #StaySafe #History #WW2
Campers will have unique opportunities to interact with our aircraft, work alongside veteran engineers and pilots, and more! Our camps are designed to get kids excited about history, science, math, technology, and engineering. Register campers, grades kindergarten - 10 at http://ow.ly/GmLk50zDV1l. June, July & August sessions available.
We have received some great news this morning, and we couldn’t wait to share it with everyone! Our plan for a Drive-In Museum on Memorial Day Weekend has been approved! Saturday, May 23 – Monday, May 25 The Drive-In Museum will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. #MemorialDay #WW2 #Warbirds #DriveThroughMuseum
The poll results are in and the maintenance schedule has interfered! So let’s get this week started by posting your favorite pictures of our Corsair Here is one that we particularly like. #WW2 #Corsair #Warbird
A little known local connection? Hanging in the Military Aviation Museum is this painting, by Kevin Weber, of a B-25 departing an aircraft carrier off Cape Henry. The painting commemorates an important event that occurred in February 1942 when a pair of B-25s were loaded onboard the USS Hornet in Norfolk, and test flown off the ship. The Doolittle Raid was approved following the successful test. #WW2 #DoolittleRaid #Warbird
World War II on the Eastern Front was a gargantuan undertaking! Join us in closing out another week by sharing historic images of Yak-3s in Soviet Service.
Outside of class, she trained junior mechanics in maintaining the airworthiness of unique aircraft as an apprentice at the Military Aviation Museum. She has since been offered a full-time position and is the first intern to convert to employee. Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s, Norfolk campus, Director of Education, Tim Murry, had this to say about her, “Her passion for aviation is infectious. She commits herself to her education, and her apprenticeship. Despite being a single mother and a wounded veteran, Nicole’s dedication to her studies and fellow students is apparent. Our institution, the local community, the organization of Women in Aviation, and the local veteran population are all the better due to her involvement.” http://ow.ly/CSbF50zfi8P
Our next #stayhome feature is the Yakovlev Yak-3M! Share your favorite photos of the museum’s Yak-3 with us here. #WW2 #EasternFront #Warbird
We hope you all enjoyed the in-cockpit video from the Wildcat! We wanted to close out this week by inviting you to share your favorite historic images of Wildcats during World War II. #GrummanIronWorks
We have a special #stayhome treat coming for you all this week celebrating one of our fan-favorite aircraft, the FM-2 Wildcat! Share your favorite images of the museum’s Wildcat with us here. 🦁✈️
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WARBIRDS OVER THE BEACH 2020 Owing to the unprecedented nature of the public health challenge facing the nation, and in accordance with Executive Order Number 55 issued by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on March 30, Warbirds Over the Beach 2020 is being postponed until October 2 - 4, 2020. The show would normally have taken place May 15 – 17, and all those who have purchased tickets will be automatically issued tickets for the new date. If attendees wish to cancel their tickets to receive a refund they may do so by contacting the museum directly at (757) 721-7767 or by email at operations@aviationmuseum.us The October 2 – 4 weekend has been a fixture on the museum calendar in recent years, and home to the successful Biplanes & Brews event which combined World War I airshow performances with beer tastings. The Museum Staff is working to incorporate fan favorite features from Biplanes & Brews into this year’s Warbirds Over the Beach schedule so that attendees who have enjoyed our October event in the past can still do so this year! At the present time Flying Proms 2020 is still set for June 20, with tickets expected to go on sale later this month. We continue to monitor the health situation, and will share updates as they become available.
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WHAT'S NEW

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Saturday June 6th, 2020

Military Aviation Museum

It’s not just about the airplanes. We have Summer Camps focusing on Armored Vehicles and Artillery as well as Camp offerings for all of the aspiring paleontologists out there who live to explore our Dinosaur Park! Find out more by visiting ow.ly/oWOL50zKx5z. Camps begin on June 22.

#SummerCamp #Warbirds #Dinosaurs
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It’s not just about the airplanes. We have Summer Camps focusing on Armored Vehicles and Artillery as well as Camp offerings for all of the aspiring paleontologists out there who live to explore our Dinosaur Park! Find out more by visiting http://ow.ly/oWOL50zKx5z. Camps begin on June 22. #SummerCamp #Warbirds #Dinosaurs

Comment on Facebook It’s not just ...

Are there going to be more of Abbey's "It's not magic. It's science" videos?

Dinosaurs and Warbirds? Sounds like heaven to me! ❤️

From last year, great place!

Brandon Schultz

Friday June 5th, 2020

Military Aviation Museum

No one would describe the Spitfire cockpit as roomy, so we apologize in advance for the angle of the camera mount. Although it is not our greatest ever piece of cockpit footage, we couldn’t help but reflect on the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain while watching it.

#BattleofBritain #WarbirdRideAlong #Spitfire #WW2 #Warbird
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Me 109 cockpit is even smaller. Sat in one, it is like a narrow sailplane‘s.

Never get tired of these. You guys are great...

awesome video. Thanks for sharing

Daniel Attilio

Richard Fredrickson your favorite plane

Marcus Pinto

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Thursday June 4th, 2020

Military Aviation Museum

Howdy, friends! Starting with our reopening tomorrow, June 5th, we are reserving the first hour of opening for our guests who are senior citizens and those with compromised immune systems. ... See MoreSee Less

Howdy, friends! Starting with our reopening tomorrow, June 5th, we are reserving the first hour of opening for our guests who are senior citizens and those with compromised immune systems.

Wednesday June 3rd, 2020

Military Aviation Museum

Chief Pilot Mike Spalding allowed us to follow him through his pre-flight on the Spitfire. Remember to ask your questions about how the aircraft operates in the comments section below, and we will ask Mike to answer as many as he can!

#spitfire #ww2 #warbird
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'The CO's Query' visited Leeds Bradford Airport in the UK at least a couple of times when I worked nearby - such a lovely machine - I think it was owned by David Pennel back then.

This is a lobng shot but has Mike ever had a chance to fly the Spitfire modelled on Eagle Dynamics DCS. If so how would he compare the flight model "feel" related to ground handling, flight, landing, engine management and view from cockpit over the nose and 45deg up from forward view. I'm interested to know if the cockpit handle obstructs view in real cockpit same as sim.

in terms of flying, compared to other aircraft at the Museum where would you place the spitfire? thanks!

I wish I was him, flying a WWII fighter

What does one crave to drink after flying Spits - bitters/ale, scotch, gin? Cheers!🍻🥃🍸

Does the odd stick/yoke combo take some getting used to compared to a more standard stick control?

Man this is disappointing ! You need to shoot your Tek guy I can't hear a fucking thing your saying sir

And so he does!

Lucky man.

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Monday June 1st, 2020

Military Aviation Museum

#WarbirdRideAlong is back, and this week’s featured airplane is the Museum’s Spitfire Mk IXe. Share your favorite photos of this incredible British fighter. Here is one of our favorites…..yes that is our actual airplane photographed during World War 2, in color!

#Spitfire #WW2 #Warbird
... See MoreSee Less

#WarbirdRideAlong is back, and this week’s featured airplane is the Museum’s Spitfire Mk IXe. Share your favorite photos of this incredible British fighter. Here is one of our favorites…..yes that is our actual airplane photographed during World War 2, in color! #Spitfire #WW2 #Warbird

Comment on Facebook #WarbirdRideAlong is...

Looks like ETO marking under wing and yellow leading edge on wings, so could be on Italian/Greek front. I've just noticed the photo has "C" wings, not "E" wings

If it was an RAF aircraft, would it perhaps have been in Burma?

Is that Pacific Theatre?

Fantástico!!

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Sunday May 31st, 2020

Military Aviation Museum

A big Thank-You to everyone in the community for practicing social distancing, for helping flatten the curve, and for supporting the museum during this crisis. As a reminder, the museum is running an ongoing series of webinars aimed at helping you get your aviation and military history fix! Want to sign up to receive notifications of upcoming webinars? Have you missed a previous program? Visit militaryaviationmuseum.org/webinar-archive/

#staysafe #history #ww2
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A big Thank-You to everyone in the community for practicing social distancing, for helping flatten the curve, and for supporting the museum during this crisis. As a reminder, the museum is running an ongoing series of webinars aimed at helping you get your aviation and military history fix! Want to sign up to receive notifications of upcoming webinars? Have you missed a previous program? Visit https://militaryaviationmuseum.org/webinar-archive/ #StaySafe #History #WW2
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