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“"Go Down in Flames"”
Review of Virginia Aviation Museum - CLOSED

Virginia Aviation Museum
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

A great place that is no more. I wish I had gone more often. I hear stories of rebirth or other ways to preserve the most important exhibits.

Thank GrandpaGene
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

The children have always enjoyed getting close up to the old planes and touring the exhibits. Unfortunately, it closed July 1, 2016. we do hope it will reopen. We really enjoyed the lectures, the childrens room, and Thursday night Jazz.

Thank Rtwodogs
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I visited this museum numerous times over the last 11 years of living in the Richmond area, including attending aviation safety lectures there.

The museum, though small, was a real treasure and each visit usually afforded an opportunity to meet someone who would share some kind of personal experience related to the the aircraft displayed there.

The 38 aircraft that called this place home are supposed to be relocated but I don't know where or when, with the exception of the SR-71 Blackbird.

The SR-71 has been relocated to the Science Museum of Virginia on Broad St. In Richmond as part of there exhibit "Speed". I have not been yet, but plan to.

Thank Brigitte C
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great place to spend time; lots of exhibits, food, jazz on Thursdays, children's room and art room. Rich,ond os lucky tyou have this museum.

Thank svbmgb48
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Having been at its current location since 1987, the Virginia Aviation Museum closed its doors there on July 1, 2016. They hope to reopen, but, at this time, a new location has not yet been determined.

On display at the Museum are a large number of aircraft built in the 1910s and the 1920s. The signage and actual aircraft displays were excellent. I thought the exhibit illustrating the role of aircraft during World War II was outstanding.

As Joni Mitchell sang in 1970 in the "Big Yellow Taxi," "you don't know what you've got until it's gone..........."

6  Thank urbanguy
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