Military Aviation Museum
2018 Biplanes & Brews Airshow

Join us October 5-6 2019 for our next Biplanes & Brews Airshow!

About The Airshow

Looking for an event to kick off Fall?

Biplanes and Brews is a unique airshow, pairing together beer and aviation history. While the whole family watches as World War I aircraft fly above, those who are of age can select from 20 craft beers on tap, brewed by some of our favorite Virginia Breweries:

  • Pleasure House Brewing
  • Reaver Beach Brewing Co.
  • Stone Brewing
  • Reason Beer
  • Blue Mountain Brewery
  • Pale Fire Brewing Company
  • Parkway Brewing Company

Come out and commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the end of World War I with performances by Theresa Eaman, The Manhattan Dolls, Grace Street Seven and Damian Blake: Charlie Chaplin Impersonator!

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Want to take to the skies, yourself? Biplanes rides are available to purchase!

Free on-site parking is available for this event. Tickets are available online at an early-bird rate through September 30:

  • Single day tickets with beer tastings are available for $43 or $60 for weekend admission, and includes a commemorative tasting glass and twelve (12) 4 oz. pourings.
  • $23 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 September 30, tickets will be sold online and at the door at regular rates.

Get ready for Dawn Patrol!

The Mid-Atlantic Dawn Patrol is a five day event that the Military Aviation Museum has hosted annually since 2011. R/C pilots from around the country and around the world travel to attend. Most years there are around 75 pilots, with over 230 planes, ranging from small “foamies” all the way up to half-scale monsters. Many of the Word War One radio control planes are one-third scale, with wingspans of over ten feet. There are typically even some ½ scale models, with wing spans ranging from 12 to over 20-feet!

In contrast with the limited flight operations conducted by the Military Aviation Museum’s veteran aircraft, the R/C pilots are able to demonstrate the full potential of these ancient designs by engaging in aerial dogfights, and exciting close-calls.

Biplanes FAQ's

Sorry, Service animals only.

On-site parking is available at no cost. If needed, overflow parking will be available nearby. Please carpool if able. We can accommodate just about any vehicle for parking, but if you think you have a special need, please do not hesitate to call us at 757-721-7767.

Absolutely. All parking is off the pavement, but we have a designated area under our water tower with wood blocks for your kickstands.

Bring your picnic baskets, blankets, lawn chairs, camera, binoculars, bug spray, Tiki torches (after dark) and money for food and souvenirs. There will be an ATM on-site.

The answer is yes! However please read over our Visiting Aircraft procedures by clicking here.

Yes, you can bring a cooler, but absolutely NO alcohol may be brought in. We will ask to look in the cooler. We do our best to bring in a variety of quality vendors and would appreciate you supporting them at the event.

As with all of our events involving our aircraft, flights are subject to weather conditions. No refunds are available for tickets, but most of the time, if one day gets rained out, your ticket will be valid for the next day. In the event of severe weather please be sure to check this website and the Museum’s Facebook page for notices rescheduling.

No, nothing that might obstruct the views of other guests.

A limited amount of handicapped marked spaces will be available and golf carts are available to take guests needing assistance to the viewing areas.