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.

Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation Programs

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is the most prestigious honor awarded to an 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, communities and nation.

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

Research Center

Our Non-Lending Research Center boasts more that 1,500 books as well as  photos and materials related to Marine Corps aviation and its history.

Learn More About Our Research Center

Veterans History Project

Mission to save and preserve American war veterans accounts of the realities of war through video recording their experiences as part of the Veterans History Project, Library of Congress. All branches of service welcome. 

How To Participate In the Veterans History Project.




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