Fly-By

Air shows and aviation museums will have you riding high.

Virginia has a long and proud history of aviation. Celebrate this heritage at the Commonwealth’s many museums and air shows.

Virginia Regional Festival of Flight, Suffolk, May 31-June 1

Staged by the Virginia Aviation Council, this festival includes a traveling Red Tail squadron honoring the Tuskegee Airmen. VirginiaFlyin.org

Virginia Air Show, Front Royal, September 9-14

A week’s worth of activities include a round table discussion with seasoned aviators and a USO dance. VirginiaAirShow.com

NAS Oceana Air Show, Virginia Beach, September 20-21

Conducted by the service members of the Naval Air Station Oceana, this event hosts the Blue Angels, the Navy’s elite flight demonstration squadron. OceanaAirShow.com

Leesburg Airshow, Leesburg, September 27

Featuring skydivers and WWII-era fighters (like the P-51 Mustang), this show includes a series of tarmac exhibitions. LeesburgAirshow.com

Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach

An air show May 17-18 showcases one of the largest private collections of WWI and WWII aircraft in the world. MilitaryAviationMuseum.org

Virginia Air & Space Center, Hampton

Visitors can sit in the cockpit of modern and historic aircraft, including a replica of the Wright brothers’ 1903 plane. VASC.org

Virginia Aviation Museum, Richmond

See the guts of an airplane engine, watch a wind tunnel in action, even join a paper airplane workshop! VAM.SMV.org

June 11, 2022

Star Gazing and Laser Nights

Virginia Living Museum
July 9, 2022

Star Gazing and Laser Nights

Virginia Living Museum
August 13, 2022

Star Gazing and Laser Nights

Virginia Living Museum