Titusville — Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Come one, come all! The Warbird Museum’s Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast is back and ready for action.
The Valiant Air Command (VAC) Warbird Museum is seemingly hidden on Tico Road, just off U.S. Highway 1, in Titusville. The Museum’s dedication to our military history, the men and women who served our country, and the warbirds they commanded is undeniable.
Furthermore, the VAC stands as a leader in the community, operating with an all-volunteer staff and sponsoring free STEM programs for middle and high school aged children.
The VAC is known for its family-friendly events like their famous airshow, many of which were suspended in 2020 due to the pandemic. As we make a slow, but steady ascension toward a normalcy we’re all familiar with, businesses and organizations are beginning to do the same.
As such, there is happy news to report. The Warbird Museum is bringing back the Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast. That’s right, folks. Now is your chance to behold the fly-in breakfast and cross this off your Space Coast Bucket List.
The Fly-in/Drive-in Breakfast is held on the second Saturday of the month beginning June 12, between 8 and 10 a.m. “I started this event five years ago as a way to bring flying and aircraft enthusiasts together in a social setting,”said Bob Boswell, VAC Executive Director. “The breakfast event enabled us to promote the Warbird Museum as both an entertaining and educational place to visit,” he added, “while increasing the number of daily visitors.”
As the name implies, guests can drive in, or they can fly in on private aircraft via the Space Coast Regional Airport next door. The VAC operates a taxiway to/from the airport and fly-in guests will be directed onto the premises. All guests can enjoy the aerial thrill and spectacle as planes are ushered in, along with a delectable breakfast for only $12. (Admission to the museum is included in the price). Provisions include made-to-order omelets, pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit, and refreshments to name a few.
The Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast is a perfect way for families to experience the Warbird Museum and all it has to offer. What could be better than that?
After breakfast, take your time strolling through the museum . Once inside you’ll have ample time to marvel at the collection the museum has, including over 50 historic warbirds, thousands of military accouterments, and a gift-shop.
You’ll gaze at the Tico Belle, or get up close and personal with a turbine engine or the many military vehicles also on display. There are journals, letters, uniforms, ammunition, and all sorts of items to reflect upon. With three hangars and over 30,000 square feet of museum space, there’s much to take in.
Pro-Tip: sign up for a guided tour, also free of charge. These volunteers have extensive knowledge and provide a human touch to the overall experience.
The Warbird Museum is also excited to announce their new hours. They’re now open to the public Thursday - Sunday and are hopeful of returning to their normal seven day per week schedule soon.
The Warbird Museum Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast not only gives visitors an opportunity to learn about American military history at the VAC, but offers a personable opportunity to spend time with our local veterans and thank them for their service.
The Warbird Museum is located at 6600 Tico Road. For more information regarding the breakfast event, volunteer, or educational opportunities, please visit: www.valiantaircommand.com or contact them at (321) 268-1941.