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“Great Collection of Aircraft Well Displayed”
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Virginia Aviation Museum
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is a good aviation museum with plenty of varying types of aircraft to see and I was particularly impressed with the hands-on section which demonstrates how an aircraft works.

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

The host was excellent and very personable. The documentation at the displays was excellent. A great part of the museum was an educational hands on set of experiments to illustrate Bernoulli's principle about pressure and how it affected lift, and many other do and learn experiments. Newer planes were among the older, rarer, and obscure with engines of many types on display. It is excellent for young and old alike.

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Reviewed 22 November 2013

I took my dad, because I thought he'd like it since he was in the Army Air Corps in WW2 … he loved it, and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it too! It has over 30 historic planes, including three that Charles Lindburgh flew, and a Medevac Huey - it's very interesting to see how the stretchers fit inside. We also saw the Stars and Stripes which is the plane that Comm. Richard Byrd used when he was the first American to fly over the Antarctic in 1929 … it’s on loan from the Smithsonian. In addition to the planes, the museum has a 1932 DeSoto and a 1913 Ford Model T. The museum also featured interactive learning activities that teach about lift, drag, the Bernoulli principle and other flight-related physics lessons … not all of them were in working order, but the ones that were, were fabulous. There's also a Piper cub that kids can climb in and pretend to fly. There's some inspiring photos and stories about women aviators, an informative video, and some excellent displays full of vintage items and fascinating information. We spent 2 very happy hours exploring everything, and we plan to go back!

2  Thank Meryl Ann B
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Small but nice museum. Impressive collection of pre-WW2 aircraft and best model and diorama displays I've ever seen, worth your time :-)

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Reviewed 20 August 2013

The museum is located by the airport. It had several displays that were interactive (they could be touched, played with or sat in). A lot of attention was put into this collection, which had both private and military planes, and also included artifacts, posters, antiques and memorabilia from each time period. It was well done and worth the visit.

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