Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum

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Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum
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Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum is located in Florida
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum
Location within Florida
Established 1977 (1977)
Location Space Coast Regional Airport
6600 Tico Road
Titusville, Florida
Coordinates 28°31′18″N 80°47′40″W / 28.52169°N 80.79431°W / 28.52169; -80.79431
Type Historic Aircraft
Website Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum
Valiant Air Command insignia

The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum is located at the Space Coast Regional Airport, 6600 Tico Road, in Brevard County, just south of Titusville, Florida. The VAC contains vintage aircraft and a 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) hangar with a restoration area.[1] The VAC also has a Memorabilia Hall with flight gear, dress uniforms, weapons and artifacts. The collection includes fixed and rotary wing aircraft from World War I to the present.[2] The flagship aircraft of the museum is a Douglas C-47 Skytrain called "TICO Belle" which returned to flying status in July 2009 after the aircraft was involved in an accident.[3]

The collection[edit]

The museum collection includes:

  • Planes under restoration:[4]
Aircraft Registration Joined Restoration start date Notes
North American F-100C Super Sabre 2015 April 2016 In Resto For Static Display
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Cockpit only.
English Electric Canberra TT.18
Grumman TBM-3E Avenger Flight Testing
  • Planes built by American manufactures:[5]
Aircraft Registration Joined Last Restored Notes
Beechcraft T-34C Turbo Mentor
Bell UH-1 Iroquois
Douglas A-4C Skyhawk January 2014 Airworthy.
Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk
Douglas C-47A Skytrain Airworthy
Epps 1907 Monoplane N1907 Replica
Fairchild C-123 Provider
General Dynamics F-16A Fighting Falcon 2014 [citation needed]
Grumman F-11F Tiger 2016
Grumman A-6 Intruder
Grumman FM Wildcat
Grumman F9F-5 Panther
Grumman F-14A Tomcat
Grumman OV-1D Mohawk
Grumman S-2F Tracker
Lockheed T-33
Ling-Temco-Vought A-7A Corsair II 2014 2014 [citation needed]
McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II 2014 [citation needed]
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
McDonnell F-101B Voodoo
North American B-25 Mitchell Killer "B"
North American F-86 Sabre
North American P-51 Mustang 3/4 scale replica
North American T-2C Buckeye
North American T-28 Trojan
North American SNJ-5 Texan
North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
Northrop F-5E Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration
Piper L-4J Grasshopper
Republic F-105 Thunderchief 2015
Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
Vought F-8K Crusader

Planes built by other manufacturers:

Aircraft Registration Joined Last Restored Notes
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
ME-208 Messerschmitt
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Florida Today. The Fact Book: Your Guide to Brevard County (Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today, February 28, 2004), p. 119.
  2. ^ Lyn Dowling. "Warbird Air Museum opens hangar doors," Florida Today, November 09, 2007, TgIF 25.
  3. ^ Valiant Air Command website
  4. ^ "Restoration Hangar". VACWM. February 3, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Static Collection". VACWM. February 3, 2016. 

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