Stunning news: the aircraft composing the collections of the Military Aviation Museum, founded in Virginia Beach by Jerry Yagen in 2005, are for sale. Yagen explained that he could no longer afford to pay for the museum, which is not self-sustaining. Two aircraft, a B-17 Flying Fortress and a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, have been reported as already sold.
The museum, one of the largest of its type, may also have to be shut down after the aircraft have been sold. Yagen has told reporters that he does not know how many aircraft he owns exactly, as many are not on display. The MAM’s collections include at least 70 World War One and Two aircraft.