Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton, Virginia

A light, airy, modern museum with great facilities. There are many interesting aircraft here, many of them courtesy of their strong links with the nearby NASA Langley Research Centre. There are also many spaceflight exhibits.

Aircraft Reg'n Thumbs Notes
Bell P-39Q Airacobra 42-20007 as '220027' US Army
Bell UH-1M Iroquois 66-0648 US Army
Boeing Stearman B75N1 PT-17 N2S-3 Kaydet 07481 401 US Navy. Ex NR95440 (N95440)
Convair NF-106B Delta Dart N816NA NASA816 Ex USAF 57-2516. Used at Langley for testing wing leading edge vortex flaps.
Douglas DC-9-32 N803AT AirTran Airways. Ex Delta Air Lines N1266L, Valujet N903VJ.
General Dynamics YF-16A Fighting Falcon 72-1567 The prototype, first (unplanned) flight 21 January 1974.
Grumman American AA-1B Trainer (Tr-2) NASA501 N501NA Used by NASA for testing stall/spin parachute recovery, with the parachute cannister mounted behind the tail.
Hawker P.1127 FGA.1 AV-6A Kestrel NASA521 N521NA Ex XS689, 64-18263
Kitfox IV Speedster N177CA  
Lockheed F-104C Starfighter 57-0916 FG-916 USAF
McDonnell F-4E Phantom II 67-0392 JJ USAF
McDonnell FA-18A Hornet HARV NASA804 N840NA High Alpha Research Vehicle, with thrust vectoring paddles and active strakes on the nose. It also had spin/stall recovery parachute system on the tail.
Piper J3C-65 Cub N6003H  
Pitts S-1S Special Unregistered Built specially for the museum.
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 51-1786 FS-786 USAF
Rutan Vari-Eze Unregistered Built specially for the museum.
Schleicher ASW 12 N491V High-performance distance record-breaking design. 15 built.
Wright 1903 Flyer replica   Built specially for the museum.

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