Our Programs

Have fun, learn something and get involved!

The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable foundation (Tax ID # 33-0345440) that supports the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. The Foundation is 100% funded by amazing donors, sponsors and guests who attend our fundraisers and respond to our annual appeal. We could not operate the museum if we were restricted to government funding, which covers just a skeletal crew to help maintain the aircraft and the artifacts.

We restore aircraft, preserve stories, interview Marine aviators, visit classrooms and more. We are always looking for volunteers to augment our programs.

If you are interested in additional information about volunteering or donating to any of our programs, please call us at 1-858-693-1723 or email us at flhf@flyingleathernecks.org.

Programs at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation Program - Annual Model Aircraft Contest

Open Cockpit

Our Open Cockpit series program allows you to get up close and interact with select aircraft  at the museum. Sit inside, imagine flying ask learn about the aircraft from our onsite volunteer guide.

See the Schedule of Upcoming Open Cockpit Days

Picnic With A Pilot

Picnic with a pilot featuring amazing distinguished pilots occur during Open Cockpit Days. Our featured pilots share their history, experiences and memorable moments from their careers.  They also have Q & A.

Learn more about the Picnic With a Pilot Program

Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation Programs

Distinguished Service Award

The FLHF Distinguished Service Award is the most prestigious honor awarded to a American  citizen who has shown and/or demonstrated extraordinary qualities of leadership, integrity, service, philanthropy and patriotism.by the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation

Learn more about our Distinguished Service Award

Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Of The Year Award

Purpose: To honor and highlight the resiliency, strength, and dedication that a United States Marine Corps wife embodies as she supports our military men and women, families and communities.

Learn more about the Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Of The Year Award

Research Library

Our Non-Lending Research Library boast more that 3,500 books, countless photos and materials related to Marine Corps aviation and history.

Learn More About Our Research Library