Museum is Saved!

Museum is Saved!

The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is saved! The museum will be relocating to Great Park, Irvine, California-the former MCAS El Toro. The target date to reopen to the public is August 2023.

Happy 246th Birthday Marines!

Happy 246th Birthday Marines!

Today’s podcast explores the history of the founding of the USMC and why November 10th is now recognized as its birth date. We also have embedded the 246th birthday message from the Commandant.

Sundays with Glenn…Introduction

Sundays with Glenn…Introduction

Inspired by Major Glenn Ferguson and by Mitch Albom’s 2007 best seller, Tuesdays with Morrie, Foundation volunteer and producer of the “On the Fly” podcast, Patrick Ball, started meeting every Sunday with Major Ferguson to document his experiences and wisdom. With 100 years of experience and acquired wisdom, Major Ferguson has that uncanny ability to synthesize life lessons into rare practical ideas that strengthen individuals, families and communities..

Maj Glenn Ferguson (USMC retired) made and observed history  as a fighter pilot in the Pacific during WWII, a medical evacuation helicopter pilot in the Korean Conflict and as co-pilot of Marine One for President Eisenhower.

Wall of Honor Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Wall of Honor Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Saturday, July 31, 2021, the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony of the Wall of Honor at its new offices.  In this podcast, The chairman of the foundation’s board, the Honorable Victor Bianchini, explains the significance...
Update on Plans to Move and Reopen the Museum

Update on Plans to Move and Reopen the Museum

In today’s podcast, Executive Director of the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation, BGen Michael Aguilar, shares an upbeat assessment the progress being made toward the establishment and reopening of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum in Irvine, CA. 

2021 Student Awards Ceremony

2021 Student Awards Ceremony

In this special episode of “The Inside Loop”, we interview our third-place winner of the 2021 middle school essay contest: Chloe Mullen, Grade 6, from The Nativity School in Rancho Santa Fe. Chloe wrote about her hero, her grandfather, an Air Force veteran who has lived a life of service and integrity she aspires to emulate.

How Jet Engines Work

How Jet Engines Work

Today’s question is  “How do jet engines work?”.

For an answer to that question we welcome back Lt. Colonel Joe Bassi, Ph.D.,  (USAF, Ret.) to “The Inside Loop” Podcast.

John Glenn’s “Project Bullet” F8U Crusader

John Glenn’s “Project Bullet” F8U Crusader

John Glenn became a national hero by setting a new transcontinental airspeed record on July 17, 1957…sixty-four years ago this week.  Although Glenn’s accomplishments as a Marine aviator, astronaut and senator are well documented, little is known about the subsequent history of the Crusader flown on that record-setting flight in 1957.

In today’s podcast we explore the rest of the Crusader’s story.