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Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum Press Mentions – Video

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

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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

FM-2 Wildcat from World War II

The Wildcat had an exceptional record against the Japanese Zero and other aircraft. This plane is painted with the markings of Lt. Joe Foss, one of our top Aces with 26 victories. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor. (Photo credit: Frank Lorey) Download Hi-Res Image

SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber

The SBD was used in the Pacific during World War II. This SBD was recovered from the bottom of Lake Michigan and is currently being restored in the Museum’s restoration shop. (Photo credit: Frank Lorey) 
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Outdoor Display Area

The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum typically has more than 31 aircraft on display in its outdoor exhibit area. Aircraft on display are from WWII to present day. Download Hi-Res Image

Helicopter Display Area

Helicopter Display Area in its outdoor exhibit area. Aircraft on display are from WWII to present day. Download Hi-Res Image

USMC Aviation Trophies

One of several display cases containing individual and unit awards, recognizing the most outstanding units and individuals in the US Marine Corps for the current year. Awardees are selected and recognized by the Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA). The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is the official home of these impressive trophies. (Photo credit: Frank Lorey) Download Hi-Res Image

Display of Escape, Evasion and Survival Items

Display of military escape, evasion, and survival items used by pilots who were shot down. (Photo credit: Frank Lorey) Download Hi-Res Image

Open Cockpit Days

On several weekends during the summer the Museum opens up the cockpits of selected aircraft so visitors can experience Marine aviation from a pilot’s viewpoint. Download Hi-Res Image