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Virginia Aviation Museum

See the spectacular SR-71 Blackbird; 38 historic, vintage aircraft; reproductions of the Wright brothers’ kite, gliders and famous 1903 Flyer; early flight memorabilia; a World War II diorama featuring the Tuskegee Airmen and Women’s Airforce Service Pilots; and the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame. Knowledgeable volunteers share the history of the planes including the luxurious 1938 Vultee V1-A Special once owned by William Randolph Hearst. Learn about Virginia’s legendary Admiral Richard E. Byrd as you examine the first American research plane to fly over Antarctica. See a rare World War I SPAD VII in mint condition, as well as the plane Charles Lindbergh really wanted to fly across the Atlantic! Walk around a Navy A-4C Skyhawk or Virginia Army National Guard UH-1V Huey. Investigate the forces of flight and take the controls of a real J-3 Cub. Aviation films and lectures in the Benn Theater and aviation art from the USAF Art Association. 
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