The World War One Historical Association 
Annual Symposium October 21-22, 2016 
Featuring: Visit to the Military Aviation Museum in  Virginia Beach




                    Triplane Lineup at Military Aviation Museum
   
A highlight of this year's symposium package is our private Friday afternoon  tour of the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, including  bus transportation, snacks/beverages, docent-led tours, a pilot talk AND a vintage aircraft flying demonstration (weather permitting)!

You do not have to purchase a full symposium package to attend this event. Tickets for this event only are available for $45. Be sure to sign up by October 15! Register online at here or download the symposium mail in flyer to register for the museum tour and any other symposium features here.

Come experience the museum's amazing restored and flying collection of WW1 and WW2 aircraft! Among the 18 World War One era planes are:

                                  Fokker Dr.I

True aviation buffs know that the 1917 Dr.1 was the chosen aircraft of Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, who flew it in his last twenty kills. 


                              Fokker D.VIII

The 1918 Fokker D.VIII, known as the "Flying Razor," was the last fighter of World War I to record an enemy air kill.

 
                               AVRO 504K
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The AVRO 504K, used by the RAF as a two-seater training model, is one of a long line of aircraft built on this design platform, much admired by pilots. After the war it was widely used by barnstormers.


Spad S.XIII

The 1917 Spad S.XIII, designed by Louis Bechereau, was flown by Eddie Rickenbacker and by French pilots Rene Fonch and Georges Guynemer.


                                         World War One Hanger

The World War One hangar, which opened in 2011, is a 15,000 square foot facility reminiscent of the French barns that served as hangars during the Great War. It  features smaller hangar doors facing the cross-winds taxiway, which can be opened onto grass parking for the lightweight wood and fabric airplanes housed in the hangar. The exterior is clapboard wood with a tin roof. 

If you are spending more time in the Norfolk area, you may want to try a flight in the Museum's  1941 Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet!  This open-cockpit flight is perfect for photographers who always wanted a bird's eye view of Virginia Beach. Details at the website!

Learn more about the museum before your visit in this intro video: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVase4XR67o 

And check out the rest of their videos on the YouTube Channel at

Symposium Registration
Register online at  http://ww1ha.org/2016-symposium-registration/  or download the mail-in registration form at  http://ww1ha.org/downloads/Symposium2016Flyer.pdf. Conference registration is just $225 until September 19!

Hotel
Make your room reservations at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel d irectly at   https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/WWIHIST  or  call 1-800-325-3535 and ask for the World War One Historical Association room block. Our symposium daily rate of $129.68 per night includes all taxes and free WiFi.  Hotel parking is $8 per day.

Questions? Contact Dana Lombardy at dana.lombardy@gmail.com or at 510-301-0753 during Pacific Time business hours.