Family visits the Virginia Aviation Museum Exhibits


Historic Aircraft
The Virginia Aviation Museum features the spectacular SR-71 Blackbird; 38 historic, vintage aircraft; reproductions of the Wright brothers’ kite, gliders and famous 1903 Flyer. For more details click on the links below:
Wright Brothers Reproductions
Military Aircraft
Civilian Aircraft

Hands-on Exhibits
Explore the Forces of Flight: lift, thrust, weight and drag. Study Bernoulli's Principle. Take the controls of the Wind Trainer and climb inside a Piper Cub!
Virginia Science SOLs: 1.2, 2.1, 4.2, PS.6, PS.10, PH.4, PH.5, PH.7

Airplane Engines
See a variety of engines that illustrate different approaches to the problem of keeping aircraft flying. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of rotary engines versus radial engines, water-cooled engines versus air-cooled engines, and jet engines versus reciprocating engines. Virginia Science SOL: PS.10

World War II Aviation Diorama
Fourteen displays illustrate the importance of American aviation, the technological challenges provided by the Axis, the contribution of the Tuskegee Airmen, the Woman's Airforce Service Pilots, and other critical chapters in the battle of the skies.
Virginia History and Social Science SOLs: 6.5, 6.6, 6.8, 6.9, 6.11, 9.10, 11.11

Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame
Honoring the men and women who brought Virginia aviation to the forefront of aeronautics. Virginia History and Social Science SOL: VS.9

J.D. Benn Theater
Experience the glory of flight through special video and DVD presentations. The Benn Theater comfortably seats 35.