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Summer of Flight
September 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Come experience the Summer of Flight!
Each week from May through September, the Military Aviation Museum will be showcasing a historical event through a unique tour, lecture and flight demonstration. Hear the roar of the engines as history comes to life, experiencing vintage warbirds just as the heroes of the World Wars had.
Fee: Summer of Flight is included in your general museum admission, free for museum members!
Schedule: Each Summer of Flight event starts at 1pm. Flights, Aircraft and Topics subject to change.
May 26th – Dunkirk Evacuation Begins – Featuring Supermarine Spitfire
June 2nd – Battle of Midway – Featuring Grumman Wildcat & PBY Catalina (taxi only)*
June 9th – D-Day Invasion – Featuring North American P-51 Mustang
June 16th – Flying Proms Symphony Air Show – No Summer of Flight Event
June 23rd – Operation Barbarossa – Featuring Junkers JU-52 Guest Speaker: Christopher Kolakowski, Director, The MacArthur Memorial
June 30th – End of the Fokker Scourge – Featuring Sopwith 1½ Strutter
July 7th – The Fokker Scourge Begins – Fokker Eindecker, featuring guest speaker, Boom Powell
July 14th – Skyraider in Korea – Douglas AD-4 Skyraider, featuring guest speaker, Dennis Evans
July 21st – Exhibit Opening – Snoopy & The Red Baron – Featuring Fokker DR1, featuring guest speaker, Jonathon Lichtenstein
July 28th –Battle of Midway – Featuring Grumman Wildcat & PBY Catalina (taxi only), featuring guest speaker, Dr. Timothy Orr, ODU
August 4th – Talking Planes & First Communications – Featuring Curtiss Jenny JN-4, featuring guest speaker, Jonathon Lichtenstein
August 11 – Invasion of Guadalcanal – Featuring Grumman Wildcat, featuring guest speakers, Jim Metcalfe & Lynn Heinze
August 18th – Japan Surrenders – Featuring Goodyear FG-1D Corsair, featuring guest speaker, Ed Dillingham
August 25th – The First Air Races – Featuring Bleriot 12, featuring guest speaker, Jonathon Lichtenstein
September 1st –Battle of Stalingrad Begins – Featuring Fockewulf Fw 190, featuring guest speaker, Skip Johnson
September 8th – Featuring the YAK-3
September 15th – Battle of Britain Day – Hawker Hurricane and Messerschmitt bf109, featuring guest speaker, Mike Ganoe Jr
September 22nd – Featuring the de Havilland DH-98 Mosquit
September 29th – Invasion of Sicily – Curtiss P-40, featuring guest speaker, Bill Murray
*Due to inclement weather, our Summer of Flight: Battle of Midway Event, featuring the Grumman Wildcat & PBY Catalina (taxi only), will be rescheduled to a later date. We will announce this date as soon as it is confirmed.