Warbirds over the beach 2013

This weekend I was kicked out of the shop and told to have some fun.  I headed to Virginia Beach where the Military Aviation Museum was holding their annual WW2 Airshow.  My WW2 Living History Unit, 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, was set up there.

Below are a couple shots of our display.  The first shot shows our chaplain’s display.  John Novicki, our padre, has collected many original WW2 Canadian chaplain items, and even met with Reverend Candy who served with 1 Can Para during the war.ImageThe shot below is of our mess, and of Sarah Max’s daughters interpreting WW2 Girl Scouts.  The girls are wearing original uniforms!ImageDespite questionable weather I really enjoyed seeing my friends and exploring the museum and its collection.  The Museum has several hangars including an original Luftwaffe hangar they shipped from Germany. Below is a shot of my good friend Bill speaking with a visitor.ImageThe airplane collection spans from WW1 to WW2.  The museum does a WW1 airshow towards the fall.  Below is a Fokker Dr.1 in the replica WW1 hanger.  The hanger was built using blueprints from WW1.ImageThe museum vehicle collection is eclectic. The wide range of vehicles spans from military standards to civilian oddities.  Below is a shot of a WW2 Jeep and a 40s sedan.ImageConsider this post a “teaser”. Over the next couple weeks I will post photos of the museums aviation and vehicle collections.  Every corner you turn has a surprise.  The museum is open year round.  I highly recommend a visit, airshow or not.