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Hangar Sale Photos

Holly McLanahan, Martha Gill, Floyd Callihan, Nancy Miller and Sue Baker


Thanks again for all who came out to show their support and do a little shopping. Also, a huge thanks to our volunteers who made it all possible. It was a huge success even with the crazy weather.

Here are a few photos that were shared with us from the event. Feel free to email Sue Baker if you have some from this event you’d like to share!

Thank you Floyd Callihan for sharing your pictures with us!



Butch & Floyd Callihan
Floyd Callihan & Ray Tyson

Women Can Fly

Women Can Fly is looking for volunteer pilots and event helpers.

How to Volunteer: With the assistance of many wonderful volunteers, Women Can Fly has been introducing women and girls in Virginia to aviation since 2013.

Volunteer pilots provide rides to over 600 women and girls in 2017.

Women Can Fly is co-sponsored by the Ninety-Nines (International Organization of Women Pilots), Virginia Department of Aviation, and participating airports.

For more information about Women Can Fly and to sign up to volunteer visit:

Shannon Airport/Fredericksburg

Hampton Roads Executive Airport

Warrenton/Fauquier Airport

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport

Shenandoah Valley Reg. Airport

Help Us Raise Money: Fundraising 2018

Our Goal for 2018 is $25,000!

Preserving Virginia’s Aviation History to inspire and capture the imagination by connecting people with the story of air and space in Virginia

YES! I want to advance the Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society’s mission. (Click for 2018 Fundraising Form)

The annual fund donation provides an opportunity to give special recognition in the “Virginia Eagles” newsletter for those gifts of $100 or more. Corporate matching gifts count toward your total annual contribution.


Hangar Sale

Everything Must Go! Live Music, Food & Drink
Hope to see you there!! 

Sales include: books, art work, models, collectibles, charts, manuals, parts, society archives, furniture, an incredible collection of photos…. Make us an offer! (no airplanes)

We will be posting some of the items in the next issue of Virginia Eagles Newsletter. Become a member of VAHS to get this super issue!


TIME: 9:00am – 2:00pm

LOCATION: SHANNON AIRPORT KEZF CAMPUS 3380 Shannon Airport Dr. Fredericksburg, VA 22408

For more details, contact the VAHS 540-376-3265


Neilson J. November – October 28, 1924 – March 2, 2018

It is with great sadness that we report the news that Neilson November, VAHS Chairman Emeritus, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018, at the age of 93.

Neil’s accomplishments are almost too numerous to mention. He founded the Science Museum of Virginia and was its first Director. He was a founder of the VAHS and President. He was inducted in the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame in 1993. When the Shannon Collection became available in the 1980’s, he raised the money and supervised the construction of the Virginia Aviation Museum and moved the collection to Richmond. It was Neil that forced the City of Richmond to give up ownership of Byrd Airport when the City refused to make necessary improvements to make Richmond a Hub Airport. He convinced the surrounding Counties to take over ownership and form the Capital Region Airport Commission and he became its first Director. Byrd Field lost its chance to be a Hub (Charlotte picked up the slack), but at least today we have a modern and beautiful airport…

Neil used his many talents in other fields such as the Arts and the November Theater, in Richmond, was named in his honor. He enjoyed flying as co-pilot on the Va. Governor’s aircraft. During WW2, Neil served as the Executive Officer on an Attack Transport (APA) Navy ship that was part of the South Pacific Island Campaign and his ship was attacked by Japanese Kamikaze planes. It was truly an honor to have Neil in this organization. He will be sorely missed.


Come visit us at: VAHS, 11332 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg, 22408
Mailing address: VAHS, Shannon Airport KEZF Campus, PO Box 7795, Fredericksburg, VA 22404-7795
Phone number: 540-376-3265 / Email: