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Irene Ferguson Military Wife Recognition Award Highlights the Strength and Dedication of USMC Wives (KUSI, 1/30/20)

Local Museum Showcases History of USMC Aviation (U-T Community Spotlight 1/12/20)

The Few, the Proud, the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum (Zevely Zone, CBS 8, 1/3/20)

Military Dog Demonstration and Open Cockpit Event set for Saturday at Miramar Aviation Museum (San Diego Union Tribune, 12/12/19)

Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation Supports Veterans (KUSI, 12/3/19)

Student Art Soars at Flying Leatherneck Museum (San Diego Union Tribune 10/10/19)

World War II-Era Torpedo Bomber restored by Volunteers now on Display at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum (San Diego Veterans Magazine, September 2019)

A Marine’s Favor 25+ Years Earlier Leads to World’s Largest Collection of USMC Vintage Aircraft in San Diego Museum (San Diego Veterans Magazine, May 2019)

A Love of Order and Detail Leads to Work at Military Museum (San Diego Union Tribune 11/24/18)

Restoration of Unique SBD-1 Dauntless Bomber to Provide Some Closure to Family of the WWII Pilot Who Was Last to Fly It (San Diego Union Tribune, 7/19/17)

Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation Volunteer Restoring One-of-a-Kind World War II SBD-1 Dauntless Dive Bomber (San Diego Union-Tribune, 8/11/17)

Kids, adults take the helm at Flying Leatherneck Museum’s Open Cockpit Days (San Diego Union-Tribune, 7/7/17)

2017 Marine Wife of the Year Ceremony (KUSI-TV)

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum: USMC Aviation History on Display (Aviation Photography Digest, 1/7/15)

Kimberly Reed feted in Homeland Magazine as 2015 Marine Wife of the Year

Marine Wife Recognition Award 2015 Recipient: Kimberly Reed

Vietnam Veteran remembers the end of the Vietnam War and the role of Lady Ace 09 (CBS 8, April 29, 2015)

Korean War Pilot’s Family Finds closure at Museum (March 9, 2014)

Inside the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum (August 31, 2012)

Lady Ace 09 Unveiled at Aviation Museum (2010)

City of San Diego, Arts and Culture Commission Video featuring Museum (2014)

Drone Tour of the Flying Leatherneck Museum at MCAS Miramar: Courtesy of Altitude CAM


Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum Press Resources


CH-46 Sea Knight (Lady Ace 09)

This is the famed “Lady Ace 09” that flew Ambassador Graham Martin and the U.S. flag off the roof of the U.S. embassy in Saigon on April 30, 1975 thus officially ending U.S. involvement in Vietnam War. (Photo credit: Frank Lorey) Download Hi-Res Image

A-4 Skyhawk

The A-4 was widely used by US Marine Corps pilots flying Close Air Support (CAS) missions, supporting Marine Corps and Army units in Vietnam. It was also flown by US Navy pilots until replaced by the A-7 (Corsair II). (Photo credit: Frank Lorey) Download Hi-Res Image

A-6 Intruder

The A-6 is an attack bomber used during the Vietnam War and immortalized in the book and movie “Flight of the Intruder”. It was flown from carriers, and noted for its ability to fly long-range missions. (Photo credit: Frank Lorey) Download Hi-Res Image

Outdoor Display Area

When located at MCAS Miramar, the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum typically had more than 30 aircraft on display in an outdoor exhibit area. Aircraft on display were from WWII to present day. Almost all of the aircraft will be moving to the new museum location in Great Park, Irvine, CA. Download Hi-Res Image

Helicopter Display Area

Helicopter display while located at MCAS Miramar. Aircraft in the collection are from WWII to present day. Download Hi-Res Image

Open Cockpit Days

When the museum was located at MCAS Miramar, Open Cockpit Days were  very popular  in the local community.  Many interactive programs and exhibits are planned for the new location in Great Park, Irvine, CA.  Download Hi-Res Image

Concept Illustration of Museum in Hangar 296 in Great Park


Concept illustration of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum at its new location in Hangar 296, Great Park, Irvine, CA. (Credit: Dale Mann) Download image.


Logo of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. Download Hi-Res Image.



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