Wright Brothers “Model EX – replica”

wright brothers 140x93The Wright Model EX “Vin Fiz” is one of the most interesting aircraft, and stories, in the early years of flight.  The museum’s full scale replica was built for the 2003 centenary anniversary of the Wright Brothers first flight.
In October 1910, newspaper giant William Randolph Hearst, and early fan of aviation, offered a $50,000 prize for the first aerial crossing of the U.S. in 30 days or less.  Eight flyers entered the competition, five took to the air, and one completed the trip, albeit not in the required 30 days.
Cal Rogers, was an early student at the Wright Flying School, who arranged the sponsorship of a company who was just coming out with a new grape-flavored soda pop.  The Vin Fiz crashed it’s way across the country into aviation legend.

Country: USA

Manufacturer: W. Bros.

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Max Speed: 55 mph

Weight: 903 lbs

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Fighter Factory operates and mainatins many WWII & WWI flying military aircraft including:

Fighters | Bombers | Trainers |Liaison & Other historical Military antiques

Spitfire | P-51 Mustang | Hawker Hurricane | TMB Avenger | P-40 Curtiss | PBY Catalina | FG-1D | SNJ-2 | T28-D | Corsair | Polikarpov PO-2 | Polikarpov I-15bis | Polikarpov I-16 Rata | Polikarpov I-163 | YAK | A-26 Invader | Junkers JU-52 | Sopwith Strutter | Tiger Moth DH-82A | SPAD SXIII | FM-2 Wildcat | Stearman N2S-3 | AD-4 Skyraider | Alabtros D.Va | Beechcraft T-34B | Bell P-63 | Bleriot X1 | Peashooter P26-D | Jungmeister 133C | Chipmunk DGC-1 | WACO YMF-5 | V1 Flying Bomb | Focke Wolfe FW-44J | Fokker Tri-Planes | Fokker Bi-Planes | Halberstadt | TG-4A | Russian LA-9 | Nieuport model 11 |

The above list is incomplete and we have more aircraft available at the museum

 


Fighter Factory – 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23457


About Us

Fighter Factory

is the restoration & maintenance & facility for the
Military Aviation Museum.

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The new hangar was recently built in April 2011 on the grounds of the Virginia Beach Airport adjacent to the Museum
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We employ a team of 15 highly skilled and experienced aviation technicians to ensure our aircraft remain safely in flight operational status. Meeting all FAA standards as required

Restoration Work

In addition to aircraft maintenance, Fighter Factory staff are also involved in much of the aircraft restoration projects, either on-site or at remote locations.

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Whenever new aircraft are acquired for the museum it is the responsibility of Fighter Factory staff to become technically proficient and knowledgeable in that particular aircraft. To ensure flight safety for pilots & ground crew

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