Don’t miss Flying Leathernecks vintage aircraft at the MCAS Miramar Air Show.  (The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum will be closed September 22-24, 2017, Friday – Sunday, during the Show.)

A great friend of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, George Haloulakos, CFA, posted this online:

“Please join me in honoring our Vietnam War Veterans at the upcoming MCAS Miramar Air Show (September 22-24, 2017). These men and women showed uncommon valor in executing their duties while fulfilling their commitment of service to the US Armed Forces. Of note, the US Marine Corps provided ground, air, supply and logistic support throughout the Vietnam War with nearly 500,000 Marines serving in Southeast Asia from 1965-1975. Among this valiant assemblage, over 13,000 were killed and 88,000 wounded (approximately one-third of all American casualties during the war).”

Beginning in September, visitors to the museum will see our Marine airplane and helicopter displays being prepared for moving to the Air Show. For example, our crew will be folding the rotors of the CH-46 “Lady Ace” helicopter.  Come and see how ground crews were able to make more room on an aircraft carrier by making each aircraft take up less space.

For those attending the Air Show (admission is FREE), you’ll be able to take photos of you and your family with our legendary aircraft . . .

On the flight line:

  • A-6E Intruder
  • A-4C Skyhawk
  • F9F-8P Cougar
  • RF-8U Crusader
  • RF-4 Phantom II

In the Expo hangar:

  • UH-34 Seahorse
    CH-46 Seaknight (Lady Ace 09)

And we’ll also have several Vietnam era Vehicles on display, including:

  • M-50 “Ontos”
  • M-42 “Duster”
  • M-35 2 1/2 ton truck
  • M-151A1 Jeep w trailer
  • M-422 Mighty Mite

General Jimmy Doolittle once commented, “There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” This certainly describes the quality of the volunteer team at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. Stop by one of our display areas at the Show and say hello to our docents.

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Remember, we love to see photos of your experience. Post them to our Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum Facebook page.

See you at the Air Show!

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