Closures affecting warbirds in Florida

To all of the faithful followers of warbirds, various warbird museums/collections/shows in Florida have enacted various states of closures, limitations or are open. This list is not inclusive of all locations, I will list what I know of and will update this list as possible.

Again, best thing to do is call before traveling to visit.

Updated 15 October 2020

Warbirds Adventure: Currently open.
Fantasy of Flight: Closed until the fall as part of their normal schedule.
Valiant Air Command: Open for weekends only starting 16 October 2020.
Air Force Armament Museum: Opening as of 1 July 2020.
National Naval Air Museum: Open to Active Duty members and their dependent family members starting 15 September 2020.
Stallion 51: Lots of people like to stop by and they are very accommodating to visitors, not sure if this is still the case.
American Aero Services: Doors are open to visitors.
Florida Air Museum: Temporary hours as of May 29, 2020. At this time, we will be open on weekends – Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays 12 pm from 4 pm. $10 admission donation for adults 18 and older.
Deland Naval Air Museum: Closed at this time.

National Naval Aviation Museum has a Phase 2 opening.

From the National Naval Aviation Museum:

“The National Naval Aviation Museum is pleased to announce that all holders of Department of Defense (DoD) identification and their guests can visit the museum beginning on Thursday, 15 October 2020. In addition, Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) holders with either a service connected disability or who are a former POW or recipient of the Purple Heart or Medal of Honor may visit the museum. At least one of these categories must be listed on the VHIC under the photo.

For this Phase 2 of the museum’s reopening, DoD identification card holders may bring guests on board the air station as long as they have valid government-issued identification and are traveling in the same vehicle. VHIC holders may sponsor their family for a visit to the museum. However, they must come to the Visitor Control Center (VCC) located adjacent to the main gate of the air station to obtain their credentials.Museum hours of operation will continue to be Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. All visitors must bring their own masks and wear them at all times while inside the museum.

The timeline for the final phase of reopening is yet to be determined as the museum awaits a Navy decision on security protocols that allow the public to access NAS Pensacola.”



Museum of Aviation B-17 restoration at Warner-Robins AFB

I recently took a road trip up to the Museum of Aviation and took a lot of pictures of the work being done on the B-17 at Warner-Robins AFB. There is still work to be done on this aircraft.

This aircraft was previously displayed at Grissom Air Force before being moved to Warner-Robins.