Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Annual World War One Airshow Returns to Military Aviation Museum this October

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From our friends at the Military Aviation Museum...

Virginia Beach's Military Aviation Museum Invites Aviation Enthusiasts to Step Back in Time During Annual Biplanes and Triplanes World War One Airshow

Come see rare historical aircraft grace the skies of Pungo, Virginia the weekend of October 7-8

The Military Aviation Museum’s Biplanes and Triplanes World War One Air Show kicks off Saturday, October 7-8, in the Pungo section of Virginia Beach, Virginia, transporting guests back to the days of the War to End All Wars for a weekend of aerial displays from colorful World War One aircraft, live performances from 1920s era entertainers, elaborate reenactor encampments, and much more.

“The Biplanes and Triplanes show is all about immersing you and your family in the days of The Great War. Between the beautifully painted World War One aircraft dancing through the sky, the military reenactor encampments, and the entertainers, patrons feel like they’ve taken a step back in time.” said Jarod Hoogland, Director of the Military Aviation Museum.

Beginning 9 AM Saturday and Sunday, guests are invited to wander through reenactor encampments, check out the military and aviation memorabilia, and view flights featuring the Military Aviation Museum’s collection of World War One aircraft. 1920s-themed entertainers will take to the Museum’s stage throughout the weekend. While at the show, delicious cuisine from local food trucks will be available for purchase.

Back again as part of Biplanes and Triplanes weekend festivities is the Mid-Atlantic Dawn Patrol, featuring remote control (RC) airplane models that mirror the WWI aircraft on display at the show. Come watch these RC planes perform aerobatics and dog fights that their big brothers can’t (or, for safety reasons, aren’t allowed) to do.

For those that want additional fun, the Military Aviation Museum will offer airplane rides over the incredible Virginia Beach landscape in two of their open-cockpit planes. Both their 1941 Boeing Stearman, which accommodates one passenger, and their Waco YMF-5, which fits two, will be available for booking. To schedule your 15 minute flight, visit http://www.militaryaviationmuseum.org/RideWithUs.html.

Free on-site parking is available for this event. Tickets are available online at an early-bird rate through October 1 - $22 for an adult single-day admission or $40 for an adult weekend admission. Youth admission tickets at the early-bird rate are available for $10 for a single day admission and $18 for the weekend. After October 1, tickets will be sold online and at the door at regular rates. To purchase tickets, visit www.VBairshow.com.

For more information about the Biplanes & Triplanes Air Show, call the Military Aviation Museum at (757) 721-7767 or go online to www.VBairshow.com.

About the Military Aviation Museum:
A 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the Military Aviation Museum is home to one of the world’s largest collections of airworthy military aircraft from the first 50-years of flight. Truly a living museum, its aircraft are in restoration at facilities around the world. Besides the main Museum the Virginia Beach complex features additional exhibition spaces, including a mid-1930s Luftwaffe hangar, originally from Cottbus, Germany, which now serves to house the Museum's collection of WWII-vintage German aircraft. Additional structures include the WWI Hangar, and the original radio control tower from RAF Goxhill built in England in 1942. Visit www.militaryaviationmuseum.org for more information or call 1(757) 721-7767