Annual World War One Airshow Coming to Military Aviation Museum This October

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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 1-2.

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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.

The Military Aviation Museum’s Biplanes and Triplanes World War One Airshow will be held Oct. 1-2, in Pungo, Va., taking guests back to the days of The Great War for a weekend of flying, colorful World War One aircraft, live performances, elaborate reenactor encampments, and much more.

“The Biplanes and Triplanes show is all about immersing yourself 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 Mike Potter, Director of the Military Aviation Museum. “It’s truly a rare opportunity to learn more about the brave men and women who risked the unknown and brought forth the dawn of aerial combat.”

Beginning 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, guests are invited to wander through reenactor encampments, check out the on-site flea market exhibiting military and aviation memorabilia, and enjoy afternoon flights featuring the Military Aviation Museum’s World War One aircraft. 1920s-themed entertainers will take to the Museum’s stage throughout the weekend, to include The Manhattan Dolls, Theresa Eaman and other notable performers, such as the famous Charlie Chaplin. While at the show, delicious cuisine from local food vendors will be available for purchase.

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 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 September 26. $20 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 $15 for the weekend. After September 26, tickets will be sold online and at the door at regular rates. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.VBairshow.com

For more information about the Biplanes & Triplanes Airshow, call the Military Aviation Museum at 757- 721-7767 or go online to http://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, in which resides the Museum’s genuine 1918 Curtiss JN-4D Jenny and other aircraft of the period. Visit http://www.militaryaviationmuseum.org for more information or call 757-721-7767.

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