Syracuse, New York
I visited this pro me museum in Aril 2013. I was pleasantly surprised at the variety and detail of the models inside. It is stwffed by volunteers who do a grewt job of showing visitors around. The displays were very well organized and easy to to view. The docent, Mr. Whistler, a very experienced pilot, was extremely knowledgeable about everything in the museum, and very hospitable. He had many stories from personal experience, answered questions easily, and even had some of his own belongings displayed in the museum. Outside the planes and missiles were wellll labeled so visitors know what they are looking at. It was an interesting place to visit, very well run.
04/05/2013 @ 02:59 [ref: 55458]
| Stevan Sweeney|
Flemington, New Jersey
Is there an email address for the Airpower Park?
How does one get in touch with them?
09/09/2012 @ 17:37 [ref: 55262]
| Shona Wongus|
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05/04/2012 @ 06:14 [ref: 40691]
| Karen Harden|
Hampton, VA, Virginia
I just wanted to let all aviation enthusiasts to know that I am in charge of re-opening the Air Power Park Museum at 413 West Mercury Blvd in Hampton. We are opening the museum much different than it was before with more exhibits. We will be holding adult and children programming centered around the aviation theme, and have a conference room available for a small rental fee. The museum is free and the public is welcome. Re-opening date tentative is end of August.
08/04/2011 @ 04:11 [ref: 21467]
Toms River, New Jersey
Visited this park June 2011 and were VERY disappointed. The entire area is run down. There were no displays in the building and the planes outside were in disrepair. The grounds were terrible and infiltrated by geese and their droppings. Not inviting at all. Don't bother to visit.
06/30/2011 @ 13:32 [ref: 18022]
| William Flowers|
King and Queen, Virginia
Although it has been a few years since I last visited the park, I am glad to see that it is still in existence. I recently watched a show on the History Channel (Great Planes) filmed a few years ago, in which they showcased the F - 100 Super Saber and filmed the interviews at the air park. This brought back found memories of this park and the planes in it. I remember in the 60's when they built the park and as a kid I use to visit the park and play on the planes (before the fences). I remember going to air shows at Langley and watching the Thunder Birds perform in their F - 100 and at that time after they would land the pilots would sit on the wings of their aircraft and sign autographs for the crowd. The F - 100 in the park is painted like those the Thunder Birds flew at that time. I hope the park can remain in existence because it is as much a part of history as the aircraft that are in it.
08/16/2010 @ 11:11 [ref: 10430]
| David G.|
Newport News, Virginia
The Air Power Park clearly has room for improvement
but the city of Hampton Parks and Recreation has no interest in Aviation. The museum has been turned into a recreation office.
06/05/2010 @ 11:49 [ref: 9379]
The park is presently being engineered for upgrades: mountings and painting. Budget is tight
03/29/2010 @ 11:37 [ref: 9311]
[quote]I was viewing the web site if the Air Museum in Hampton, and noticed no mention of an F-106 Delta Dart or an F-15 Eagle. Both aircraft were a major part of Langley AFB. in Hampton through the years, mostly with the 48th Fighter Interceptor Squadron and 1st AF. Do you have plans to display these as part of the areas history?
05/08/2008 @ 05:33 [ref: 7469][/quote]
There is a F-15 in on a stick at Langley AFB and in the air also. There is also a F-106 at the Air and Space Musuem in Downtown Hampton.
01/19/2009 @ 16:45 [ref: 8628]
| Bob Leary|
I was viewing the web site if the Air Museum in Hampton, and noticed no mention of an F-106 Delta Dart or an F-15 Eagle. Both aircraft were a major part of Langley AFB. in Hampton through the years, mostly with the 48th Fighter Interceptor Squadron and 1st AF.
Do you have plans to display these as part of the areas history?
05/08/2008 @ 05:33 [ref: 7469]