Warbirds Over the Beach 2020 has been Cancelled.

Due to the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19, Warbirds Over the Beach 2020 has been cancelled. Originally scheduled in May of this year, the Museum Board decided to postpone the event, combining it with our popular Biplanes and Brews event scheduled for October 3rd and 4th. At the time, it was our belief that the situation would have been considerably ahead of where we find ourselves today.

Based on a careful assessment of where we stand, the Museum Board has now undertaken the difficult decision to cancel 2020’s last major planned event. We are all looking forward to returning with exciting air shows and programs in 2021, and we hope you are, too! In the meantime however, we will be issuing refunds for Warbirds Over the Beach 2020 tickets. Please review the options below.

Make a Donation

This cancellation means that none of our major, scheduled, 2020 events have been able to take place as intended, and this has had a considerable financial impact on the Museum. When taken alongside the extended mandatory closure of the Museum, and ongoing attendance & activity restrictions, the Museum is facing considerable revenue shortfalls. You can help today by contributing the cost of your Warbirds Over the Beach tickets as a donation. To do this, please email director@aviationmuseum.us or call 757-721-7767 and indicate how you originally purchased your tickets, and that you would like to donate the funds associated with them.

Request a Refund

I purchased my Tickets on Eventbrite and need a refund.

All tickets purchased through Eventbrite will be automatically refunded on August 26th to the card that was used to purchase them. If you would like your refund to be processed ahead of that date you can request a refund through your Eventbrite account by visiting the “Tickets” Page, and clicking “Request a Refund.” Review your details, and select cancellation as the reason for your refund and click continue. Make sure your details are correct, and click “Submit Request.”

I purchased my Tickets on the Phone, or in Person at the Museum and need a refund.

All tickets purchased in person or over the phone will have their refunds processed through the Museum Store.  To begin this process please contact giftshop1@aviationmuseum.us, or call us at (757) 721-7767 and ask to speak with Tammy Taylor. Please bear with us, as we are expecting the volume of requests to be high. Please also note that for tickets purchased more than 90 days ago, refunds will be issued by check.

Are there still opportunities to see the airplanes fly?

Still looking forward to seeing our amazing collection of historic aircraft in flight? Even though we have not yet finalized our 2021 schedule, there are still opportunities to see the airplanes in flight this year. While we have not been able to hold Air Show style events, we are still flying the airplanes every Saturday as part of Summer of Flight. Summer of Flight features narrated flying demonstrations, weather permitting and is included in the cost of a Museum admission, which means it is free to our Members. Find your favorite aircraft on our online schedule!


How do I receive a refund for my Vendor Fee?

If you were planning to attend Warbirds Over the Beach or Biplanes and Brews as a Vendor please contact operations@aviationmuseum.us to receive a refund on your vendor fees. We look forward to having you in attendance at another event in the future!