Virginia Aviation Museum, Richmond

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5701 Huntsman Road, Sandston, VA 23150 (804) 236-3622

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    Virginia Aviation Museum

    by b1bob Updated Feb 18, 2008

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    The Virginia Aviation Museum is located, quite fittingly, on the grounds of the Richmond International Airport. For those who are flying into Richmond, this can be the first thing you visit after you hire your car on the way to your hotel or my house. All sorts of aircraft are on display here from the kites the Wright Brothers used to experiment with the concept of flight through to the SR-71 spy plane which flew supersonically at heights of between 80000 and 95000 feet (24390 to 28960 m.)

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    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 21, 2010
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    This is a must-see for any aviation buff who visits Richmond. This museum has a number of the more obscure, less-known aircraft that didn't get into the Smithsonian. The most famous is the SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance plane. During the Cold War, this aircraft penetrated hostile airspace to perform high-priority missions.

    There are some very fine dioramas of the history of aviation, especially World War II. And it's very conveniently located just off two highways.

    Open Tuesday-Saturday 9:30-5:00 and Sunday noon to 5:00. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Christmas Eve.

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