Military Aviation Museum
2018 Warbirds Over The Beach Airshow

The Military Aviation Museum is proud to announce our 9th annual Warbirds Over The Beach Airshow!

About The Airshow

Join us the weekend of May 18-20th, for a trip back in time to the memorable days of the Second World War.

Travel to Virginia Beach, alongside the bright sunshine of the Atlantic shoreline, where German submarines once hunted merchant ships in the Gulfstream waters. Look up in the sky, where you will see fighters and bombers of our armed forces patrol the countryside to protect our homeland from the Axis forces.

You will experience all this and more during the weekend before Memorial Day, with hundreds of re-enactors, actual warplanes of these times and entertainment reminiscent of the 1940s.

Tickets Are Now On Sale!


Don't Miss Our Hangar Dance!

Take a step back in time and experience live 40’s music at its best! The Army Air Corp hangar is an interesting and unique venue. With wide-open hangar doors, the sunset provides a backdrop to the vintage planes you just saw fly that afternoon!

More Information Here

Aircraft Rides Are Available!

Warbirds Over The Beach FAQ's

May I fly into the museum with my own aircraft?

Yes! If you’re interested in bringing your own aircraft during our airshow week, please contact our Chief Pilot Mike Spalding at For more information about bringing your aircraft to the museum, please read our Visiting Aircraft Information.

Can we bring our pets?

Sorry, Service animals only.

Will I need to pay to park?

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.

Is there parking for motorcycles?

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

What should I bring to the event?

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.

May I bring my RV?

Yes, but we have very limited space. If you would like to bring your RV to the airshow, please contact Mitch Welch at Advanced ticket sales and reservation required.

Can I bring a cooler?

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.

What is your inclement weather policy?

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.

Can I bring a canopy umbrella?

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

Is handicapped parking available?

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

See Our Event Schedule Here

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