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The Naval Aviation Monument
The Naval Aviation Monument

The Naval Aviation Monument

Photo Credit: © 2007 George Alexander, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Location of the Naval Aviation Monument
25th Street along the Boardwalk

Dedicated and on May 6th, 2006, the Naval Aviaton Monument pays tribute to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation from the early 1900s through the present and acknowledges the connected and vital role of the Virginia Beach and greater Hampton Roads area. Located next to the Norwegian Lady monument along the Boardwalk, the Naval Aviation Monument features bronze sculptures, by renowned sculptor and artist Mike Maiden, and laser-etched granite storyboards which feature significant historical aviation events including among other things:

  • Eugene Ely, the first aviator to accomplish a successful shipboard launch

  • A World War II pilot and crewman

  • Modern-day vaiators and maintenance personnel, including a female pilot

  • A monument which includes the names of all aircraft carriers
Additional Information:
Association of Naval Aviation Hampton Roads Squadron
Sculptor Michael Maiden's Web Site

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