| Kev Slade|
An excellent museum. The exhibits are not too crowded and lighting is good. Well worth a visit, especially for the Vultee.
07/30/2008 @ 23:21 [ref: 8295]
| Al K.|
A nice little museum. Worth the time if you are in the area, but slightly overpriced.
I especially liked the early general aviation collection. The Aeronca C2 and C3, Taylor E-2 Cub, Piper J-3 Cub are (what we now think of as) the planes that started affordable private flying. The rest of the collection is an interesting cross-section, including a few planes of local interest. The SR-71 and F-14 are great to see, but it’s a shame to have them sitting outside, unrestored.
There are some good educational demonstrations.
I know that some people think I’m under-rating it, but the web-site’s definition of 2 stars is not bad it's “Interesting” and I think that is a good fit for the Virginia Aviation Museum.
02/10/2008 @ 04:46 [ref: 6757]
There is nothing cooler than having a SR-71 parked less than 2 miles from your home. Small museum with a good variety of planes and friendly staff including a lot of older volunteers usually with some background in aviation. About 3-4 times a year they have an interesting symposium (ex. former SR-71 pilots, or former Tuskegee Airmen). Parking is right up agaist the building, so you wont be delayed much if you take a quick detour en route to some other destination, but probably not worth making a specific trip to the area for.
12/04/2004 @ 22:33 [ref: 3612]
| Scott Shea|
Londonderry, New Hampshire
Great display of classic and golden aged airplanes! Well worth admission price to see some of these aircraft! Not a great gift shop but great display of airplanes!
10/15/2004 @ 19:39 [ref: 3476]
The Virginia Air and Space Museum is the only private museum with an actual SR-71 on display.
10/17/2001 @ 14:02 [ref: 1515]
| Charles Trainor|
An excellent smaller museum with approximately 25 aircraft on display. Some of them are extremely rare such as the Bellanca Skyrocket & the Vultee V1-A which are the only surviving examples of their type. Museum personnell are knowledgable, friendly & helpful.
07/24/2001 @ 06:04 [ref: 1319]
| Paul Galanti|
One of the finest small aviation museums I've ever visited. Docents were very well informed and everyone I talked to was a pilot! Great experience for this retired Naval Aviator!!!
12/21/2000 @ 17:32 [ref: 693]
| John Pittman|
Charlotte, North Carolina
The focus is on civil aviation in Virginia. The aircraft on display are well maintained and easily viewed. The only reason I didn't give it a higher rating is because I'm into military aviation.
07/01/2000 @ 12:32 [ref: 228]