The Military Aviation Museum Brings Taste of English Culture to Virginia Beach with The Flying Proms Symphony Air Show

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Patrons will experience an evening filled with classical musical pieces, performed by a live symphony orchestra, all with a backdrop of aerial displays from vintage World War One and World War Two aircraft.

The Military Aviation Museum Presents The Flying Proms, Saturday, June 11th.

The Military Aviation Museum is hosting The Flying Proms Symphony Air Show on Saturday, June 11, at the Military Aviation Museum in Pungo. Gates open at 3 p.m. with the concert starting at 7 p.m.

Now in its 6th installment, The Flying Proms offers guests a truly unique experience. Getting its roots from the United Kingdom‘s traditional Proms, the Military Aviation Museum’s Flying Proms is the only event of its kind in North America. The museum is pleased to have Symphonicity back as the orchestral partner for this year’s event.

The first half of the evening’s entertainment will feature aerial displays from the museum’s collection of historical aircraft, such as the DeHavilland Mosquito and Messerschmitt Bf-109, accompanied by musical selections from popular aviation-themed movies. As dusk falls, and the planes land, the second half of the performance will commence, featuring an assortment of patriotic and pops music. Festivities culminate with a fireworks finale provided by Zambelli Fireworks.

Guests are encouraged to arrive early to walk the grounds of the Military Aviation Museum and take in the one of the world’s largest collection of World War I and World War II aircraft. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended to relax on the grass field during the performance. There will be food and beverage vendors on site, selling dinner, snacks beer and wine. Guests are also welcome to bring their own picnics, but no outside alcohol is permitted.

Individual tickets are currently available online for a discounted rate of $30 per adult admission and $15 per youth admission, now through June 5. Beginning June 6, tickets will be sold at the full price of $35 per adult admission and $20 per admission. Private chalets are also available for groups of 8 or more. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 757-721-7767 or visit

About the Military Aviation Museum:

A 501 ©(3) not-for-profit organization, the Military Aviation Museum is home to one of the world’s largest collections of First and Second World War, and Korean War era fighters, bombers and trainers. Each airframe has undergone painstaking restoration, using original components, whenever possible. Truly a living museum, aircraft are in restoration at facilities around the world. Besides the main Museum, the Virginia Beach complex features additional structures, including the 1934 Luftwaffe Hangar, originally from Cottbus, Germany, which now serves to house the Museum’s collection of WWII-vintage German aircraft. Additional hangar spaces include the WWI Hangar, in which resides the Museum’s genuine 1918 Curtiss JN-4D “Jenny”, besides other aircraft of the period. Visit for more information or call 757-721-7767.

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