Plans for New Museum Location

This Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is the only museum in the world, dedicated to the primary purpose of preserving and sharing the history of  U.S. Marine Corps aviation.

The USMC permanently closed the museum at its location at MCAS Miramar in March 2021.  However, the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation has been working closely with senior USMC leaders to save the museum and prevent the destruction or dispersal of its aircraft and artifacts.  Pending final USMC approval, the artifacts and aircraft will be moved to their new home in Great Park, Irvine, CA.  The hangar where the museum will be situated is the first home of the museum at MCAS El Toro. Target date for opening the museum in Irvine is August 2023.

For more information about this plan to save the museum for future generations please click here.

Illustration of proposed new museum location at El Toro Hangar in Great Park, Irvine, CA.  published with permission by Dale Mann






9400 Activity Road, Suite C,
San Diego, CA 92126
P.O. Box 45316
San Diego, CA 92145-0316