Remembering a child, showing love to a Pungo family with light blue ribbons

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO — A day after the tragic loss of 4-year-old Hudson R. Foschi in an accident, people expressed their remorse on social media, including in the Pungo Group on Facebook. Beverley Williams posted an idea to that page. She… Continue Reading


This year’s Pungo Strawberry Festival included a parade that soared

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE PUNGO — Nelson Eskey didn’t get a clear view of the parade below when he flew a World War II military aircraft above Princess Anne Road during the 35th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday, May… Continue Reading


All the way from Alaska, new director aims to build relationships at Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach

BY JANE BLOODWORTH ROWE BACK BAY — Growing up in Alaska, where small planes are used routinely for transportation, Jarod Hoogland became so interested in aircraft that he decided to carve out a career in aviation history. Hoogland, who formerly worked… Continue Reading


Column: Girl Scouts empowers girls — and it has value for adults, too

BY ANGELA SANDELIER PUNGO — In 1929, there were only 117 female pilots in the U.S. Amelia Earhart invited them all to join together to provide support for one another. They named their group The Ninety-Nines to represent its 99 charter… Continue Reading


Virginia Beach student and their paper airplanes rise to occasion in challenge at Military Aviation Museum

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO — Fifth-grade students from several Virginia Beach schools competed in a STEM Airplane Challenge at the Military Aviation Museum on Friday, Nov. 18, an event that built upon a partnership between Creeds Elementary School and the nearby… Continue Reading


Biplane lands in Pungo soybean field as precaution after engine issue

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO — A pilot flying a Waco biplane landed in a soybean field on Thursday, July 28, after the aircraft experienced an engine issue while it was returning to the Virginia Beach Airport, a private facility that… Continue Reading


Among the warbirds, a weekend for family and flight

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE PUNGO – Aiden Brown, 7, was a very happy young man amid this year’s Warbirds Over the Beach air show. The annual celebration of World War II aircraft and military history brings thousands of people to the Military… Continue Reading


Finding treasure in history of aircraft, service and war

BY VENI FIELDS PUNGO – While locals picked berries along Princess Anne Road on a May weekend, the ground shook and the air came alive.  Along the air strip at the Military Aviation Museum at the Virginia Beach Airport, bits of… Continue Reading