dragon6172
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VB Military Aviation Museum For Sale

Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:06 pm

This place is only a few miles from my house, and I routinely get to see these classics fly over. The museum it self is pretty nice, and as I recall none of the planes are roped off. Hopefully whoever purchases the collection will be able to keep the place running somewhat as is.

http://hamptonroads.com/2013/06/va-b...eum-owner-selling-plane-collection

http://www.militaryaviationmuseum.org/ww2-aircraft.html
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RE: VB Military Aviation Museum For Sale

Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:28 pm

Unfortunately out of my price range.
 
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RE: VB Military Aviation Museum For Sale

Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:55 pm

I was a bit surprised that he does not know how many planes he has.
 
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RE: VB Military Aviation Museum For Sale

Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:40 pm

Wish I could help, but the B-17 is already sold.
 
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RE: VB Military Aviation Museum For Sale

Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:44 am

Sad news.. but the B-17 and FW-190 are headed to Oregon. Awesome!   

I really hope the Mosquito finds a good home.
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RE: VB Military Aviation Museum For Sale

Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:54 pm

Quoting KPDX (Reply 4):
Sad news.. but the B-17 and FW-190 are headed to Oregon. Awesome!

No joke! We'll both get a chance to see them. I assume they're going to Evergreen?

I can't imagine the business model aviation museums run ever make anything near a profit. The fighter collection there is impressive.
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RE: VB Military Aviation Museum For Sale

Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:59 am

Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 5):
I assume they're going to Evergreen?

Nope-- try Tillamook!!! Seriously.
(FaceBook told me so...)

 Wow!      






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RE: VB Military Aviation Museum For Sale

Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:57 am

Here's a detailed photo thread on their collection of aircraft

http://www.fencecheck.com/forums/ind...0cbac779cdbbe1537d913&topic=7277.0
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RE: VB Military Aviation Museum For Sale

Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:05 pm

The Mosquito is the best item in the collection.
Talk is that Rod Lewis is taking time away from his divorce proceedings to put in a bid for it.

Rod is a pretty sharp negociator, and he knows that Jerry is in need of some cash quickly... so it will be interesting to see how it pans out.

Their flight insurance got pulled monday, so all aircraft are grounded until they find new homes.
 
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RE: VB Military Aviation Museum For Sale

Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:41 pm

Quoting StudeDave (Reply 6):
Nope-- try Tillamook!!! Seriously.
(FaceBook told me so...)

Another reason to make the trip south.

Quoting alberchico (Reply 7):
Here's a detailed photo thread on their collection of aircraft

Sad to see a great collection broken up. Some great photos in that link though.
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