Military Aviation Museum Closing!!!

June 28, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

I can not begin to describe how sad I am about the recent news/developments in regards to the Military Aviation Museum (MAM) in Pungo (Virginia Beach), VA.  My mom and I were just there a little over a month ago, at the "Warbirds Over the Beach" show.  I introduced my mom to the owner Jerry Yagan, super nice guy - who was born near where my mom lives in Germany. Even though flight operations were limited on Saturday due to the rain soaked & saturated grass runway, we much enjoyed seeing the planes, especially the only remaining AND airworthy De Havilland Mosquito! We spent many hours walking around the re-enactment camps and chatted with Veterans and re-enactors alike.

 

Then just a few days ago, I got wind of the collection going up for sale and that MAM most likely will be closing.  Several airplanes have already been sold, heading to the west coast. 

 

Read more about it here:

http://www.warbirdsnews.com/warbird-news/first-confirmed-warbird-sales-jerry-yagen-military-aviation-museum.html#more-5199

 

I always loved visiting this place, even managed to capture some rare images such as this one (only the plane received damaged - pilot thankfully unscathed):

 

Fokker DR1 Accident -16

See the entire sequence here:

http://www.ampmphotos.net/drfokkeraccident/slideshow

 

 


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