Naval Station Norfolk to host Chambers Field Centennial Air Show

Posted at 10:27 AM, Jul 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-11 11:27:35-04

Video: Photojournalist Darryl Townsend covered the event.

NORFOLK, Va. - Naval Station Norfolk hosted the Chambers Field Centennial Air Show on Saturday, July 15.

The theme was "100 years of Chambers Field" and showcased the pride and heritage of naval aviation at the field.

Guests were able to see vintage aircraft from the Military Aviation Museum, including the Grumman Wildcat, Douglas Skyraider, the PBY Catalina and other authentic and replica scale models.

There was also live performances from the Lima Lima Flight Team, Prowlers of the Pacific and the Black Daggers parachute team.  The event had other demonstrations by aircraft currently stationed at Naval Station Norfolk.

The air show was from noon to 4 p.m.  Gates 3 and 4 opened at 10 a.m.

Admission was free and open to the general public.

The last time Naval Station Norfolk held an airshow at Chambers Field was in April 2002.