Military Aviation Museum in Va Beach VA

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    #1 davetheWWIInut, Feb 2, 2011
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    Come on down I will give ya a tour, I volunteer down there.
    The owner just bought a B-17 named "Chuckie" and The start of an actual German Luftwaffe hangar bought from Germany! Thats so awesome!!!!!!
    TBF Avenger
    Val Dive Bomber
    Spitfire
    Hawker Hurricane
    B-25 Mitchell
    P-51D
    V-1 Rocket
    JU-52
    PBY
    F4U Corsair
    Polikarpov I-16
    A-1 Skyraider
    B-17 "Chuckie"
     

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    Nice pics and collection! Looks like a nice museum!
     
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    Hey, Dave!! That is cool. Where is the museum located? I know quite a bit about that area but it has also changed alot since I left from around there. I still have quite a few friends in that area so I will probably get the chance to stop in sometime.:thumbright:
     
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    Nice shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    That's what I was thinking VB. (I may even have a conference in VaBeach this spring.) I wonder if they'd let me sit in the I-16 and make engine noises? :)

    Did I miss the name of this museum? It's a private venture, correct? Thanks for posting the pics Dave.
     
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    Very nice collection. Is the Hurricane real or a fiberglass mock-up?
     
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    The hurricane is real the owner paid $3 Million for it. It is the most valuable plane in his collection.
    Military Aviation Museum
    1341 Princess Anne Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23457
    (757) 721-7767
     
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    So it must be airworthy for that price, I assume.
     
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    Nice pics! There was an article about this museum in 'Aeroplane' magazine in the UK not long ago, sounds like a great place, with all aircraft airworthy I believe.
     
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    I believe one of the ladies on the forum posted some material about this a little over a year ago. I think I remember her saying that she worked there but I may be wrong and I cannot seem to find the thread. If anyone can remember where it might be here on the forum let me know. I'm just curious and it's driving me buggy.
     
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    The hurricane is definately airworthy. Sounds awesome! All aircraft are airworthy with the exception of a WWI Fokker D1, KingCobra, and a couple others but not many at all. I would say 90% of his aircraft and he has many are airworthy. He also has a BF-109, a Mosquito, and B26 in restoration. If you go to Fighter Factory - WWII Aircraft Recovery and Restoration more of his aircraft are there too.
     
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    I'm very impressed. Didn't see anything on the Mosquito in your link. Would be great to see that fly again but with the wood construction, these are tough to get airworthy.
     
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    The Mossie is being re-built in New Zealand, and an excellent job they're doing too.
     
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    Man, that's just awesome!
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    Very nice collection!
     
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    We just got a FW 190!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pics to come!!!!!!! It is awesome and will fly as soon as they get it together. It was shipped over from Germany and has the aircraft number of 11. It has a black cat under the cockpit and a checkered nose.
     
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