dragon6172
Topic Author
Posts: 850
Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:56 am

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
Phrogs Phorever
 
agill
Posts: 978
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 4:49 am

RE: VB Military Aviation Museum For Sale

Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:28 pm

Unfortunately out of my price range.
 
bennett123
Posts: 7873
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2004 12:49 am

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.
 
User avatar
kc135topboom
Posts: 11035
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:26 am

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.
 
User avatar
KPDX
Posts: 2384
Joined: Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:04 am

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.
 
canoecarrier
Posts: 2569
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2004 1:20 pm

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.
The beatings will continue until morale improves
 
studedave
Posts: 464
Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:21 am

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!      






StudeDave
Classic planes, Classic trains, and Studebakers~~ what else is there???
 
User avatar
alberchico
Posts: 3087
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 5:52 am

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
short summary of every jewish holiday: they tried to kill us ,we won , lets eat !
 
chuchoteur
Posts: 609
Joined: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:17 pm

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.
 
canoecarrier
Posts: 2569
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2004 1:20 pm

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.
The beatings will continue until morale improves

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos