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2022 Flying Proms Symphonic Air Show – Military Aviation Museum
June 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDTFree
Join us for a patriotic celebration of music, aircraft, food, fun and fireworks!
Gates Open 5pm, Concert Begins 7pm.
Join us for the spectacular return of this one-of-a-kind celebration of patriotic music, aircraft, food, fun and fireworks!
This outdoor concert, air show and fireworks celebration is the perfect blend of history and family friendly fun shared over a picnic basket! Toast with your favorite wine or beer (available for purchase), enjoy a VIP experience or a private chalet and wave the Stars and Stripes to your favorite patriotic tune or aviation movie theme, all while supporting the Military Aviation Museum and its year-round educational programs!
Hosted at the Military Aviation Museum, Flying Proms features the Virginia Wind Symphony playing alongside flight demonstrations from some of the world’s rarest warbirds. With themes grabbed from some of the most popular aviation and adventure films, as well as from history itself, enjoy graceful aerial maneuvers and a stunning musical performance as the sun sets. The symphony will continue into the night with a selection of patriotic melodies in celebration of the United States. The final overture is punctuated with a grand fireworks display, providing the perfect end to a magical evening.
Gates open at 5pm, and the concert begins at 7pm. The general admission seating area extends across one of our grass taxiways, and is the perfect location for a picnic blanket. There are seated VIP options for those who would prefer not to bring their own chairs.
Tickets prices will increase the week of the show both online and in person. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the Museum Store.
For more information on the event, please call 757.721.7767.
Official Hotel of Flying Proms Symphony Air Show: The Founders Inn
Please Note Rooms are limited and are first come, first served. For additional lodging questions please contact Allen R. Monday at the Founders Inn (757.366.5722)
Musical Performance by: The Virginia Wind Symphony
VIP Tickets: Get access to our VIP area and enjoy a mixture of covered and uncovered seating options, with provided chairs. The location of the VIP area has been selected to provide an excellent view of both the flying, musical performances and fireworks. With a dedicated cash bar, pilot meet & greet, private toilets, free snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, guests can enjoy the very best of what Flying Proms has to offer. (Please note space is extremely limited.)
Purchasing a Private Chalet: For the ultimate private experience for your family and friends, purchasing a chalet provides a 10x20ft tent with a private, fenced, viewing area for the show. Also included is access to a non-public toilet. Chalet purchases also include ice, 1-6ft round table, 1-8ft rectangle table, and 10 chairs. The chalet does include lights, but does not have power. Additional chairs and tickets may also be purchased for your chalet. (The total number of available chalets is limited, and they are not available for purchase week-of). You are welcome to bring your company banner or we will include a banner with your logo or family name to be placed on the fence, not blocking any viewing.
Rules & FAQs
Flying Proms features a combination of musical and aircraft performances, please be aware of the following special rules for this event.
• There is no smoking permitted on the field.
• Please do not touch or climb on vehicles, displays or aircraft.
• No drones, quad-copters or similar machines may be operated on the airport property.
• No segways, hoverboards or similar motorized vehicles are permitted on the field (this does not include mobility assistive devices).
• No pets (only service animals will be permitted on the property during an event).
• Coolers are allowed, but there is no outside alcohol permitted at the show. (Beer and Wine are available for purchase on site.)
• No tents, umbrellas or sun coverings.
• No weapons may be brought in by the general public, period attire or otherwise.
• No cooking or open flames are permitted.
Is there special pricing for Members?
Flying Proms is one of the Museum’s largest annual fundraising events and ticket sales help fund the growth of our Education Programs, we appreciate the continued support from our members shown through ticket purchases, and in place of a discount, this year we will be offering special gifts for members in attendance at the show, as well as a hospitality area on the show grounds with free bottled water and other amenities.
Will I have to pay for parking?
No! Parking is free on site with the purchase of your event tickets. All parking is on-field parking, and there is no bus ride needed to get from the parking lot to the event grounds!
Are we allowed to bring food and drinks into the event?
You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks, and there will be food vendors on site. Please note that alcoholic beverages may not be brought on site, but will be available for purchase.
Will we be able to take tours inside the planes or get close to them?
During the intermission it will be possible to get up close to some of the performing aircraft, though they will not be open for tours inside.
Can I fly-in to watch the show?
Because of the limited space available on site, and the show’s flying schedule, it will not be possible to fly in to watch the show.
Will this event proceed rain or shine?
The event has a rain date of Sunday, June 19. The decision to postpone to the rain date will be made by the Museum, and all ticket holders will be notified as soon as possible in the event of inclement weather.
Are discounted tickets available for the Military?
Discounted tickets are available for Active Duty, Retired Military and Dependents. Please select this ticket option when purchasing your tickets.
Is there Group Pricing for Flying Proms?
Yes! For Groups over 20 people, reduced pricing is available. To take advantage of this, discount tickets must be purchased directly from the Museum by contacting Mitch Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chalet Load In
We know that groups with Private Chalets often need a little more time to load-in food and supplies for the evening. This Load-In time, where your Chalet will be accessible by vehicle will be from 3pm – 4:30pm. At 4:30pm we will ask vehicles to return to the parking area or remain behind the chalets until the conclusion of the show.
While it is not possible to camp on the property overnight, we do allow cars to be left here if needed. All cars continue to be the responsibility of their owners, and the gates to the Museum will be open from 9am – 5pm on Sunday to reclaim any vehicles that have been left overnight.
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