Military aircraft take to the skies for Summer of Flight events

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Beach Military Aviation Museum had crowds looking to the skies for America’s 243 birthday this past weekend.

Every Saturday the museum hosts its Summer of Flight event. The event brings attendees back in time to experience some of the world’s most historically significant aircraft. 

Five planes were flown over the course of the afternoon Saturday.  They flew a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Douglas AD-4 Skyraider, B-25 Mitchell, Goodyear FG-1D Corsair, and North American P-51 Mustang. 

Summer of Flight is included in general museum admission and is free for museum members. Each event starts at 1 p.m.

Below is a schedule of the rest of the Summer of Flight events throughout the summer:

July 11 – Grumman TBM Avenger and FM-2 Wildcat
July 18 – North American P-51 Mustang
July 25 – De Havilland Mosquito
Aug. 1 – Focke-Wulf Fw 190 & Messerschmitt Bf 109
Aug. 8 – P-40 Warhawk
Aug. 15 – Bell P-39 Airacobra
Aug. 22 – Junkers Ju 52
Aug. 29 – Fi 156 Storch & Piper Cub
Sept. 5 – PBY Catalina
Sept. 12 – FG-1D Corsair
Sept. 19 – Spitfire & Hurricane
Sept. 26 – Fokker Dr.I

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