The Military Aviation Museum has been a growing part of the Virginia Beach scene for over a decade now, so I know that many of you with us today for our Flying Proms are indeed "friends of the family", and we're delighted that you are here. For those of you discovering us for the first time, I sincerely hope this will be just the start of a great friendship.
Our museum is a very unique venue, and nothing we do throughout the year is quite as special as these "Proms". I believe I'm safe in saying that there is nowhere else that you can visist with dinosaurs, watch wonderful airplanes arc gracefully in the sky, listen to world-class musicians playing your favorite music, indulge in a great pinic, sip your favorite adult beverage, and watch a stellar fireworks display...all while enjoying the serene and lovely southern Virignia Beach countryside!
After our planes have landed at the end of first half of the concert, please visit the aircraft after they park by the orchestra shell. Take along your glass of wine and camera, and chat with the pilots to learn the speial stories that each of our planes have to tell.
Our visitors immediately understand that this place is special. Not just because we're the largest collection of WWI and WWII planes that still fly, but because of the passion behind this museum and its mission that is so clear to our visitors.
I'm sure you will enjoy your evening with us, and hope that you come back to visit us often. Become a museum member so you don't have to pay admission for each visit! Sign up for our newsletter and for our email blasts so that you are always in the know about what's going on here at the Military Aviation Museum.
We are still growing, and if you'd like to know how you can help with that, pleave give me a call at the museum or stop in and say hello. We would love to count you among our active supporters.