President’s Update-April 2022

General Aguilar anticipates that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allowing the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum to be established at Great Park, Irvine, CA will be signed by all parties by the end of May. In anticipation of the signing of the document, planning and fundraising for the establishment of the new world class museum preserving and sharing the legacy of Marine aviation is ongoing.

Museum is Saved…for Now

Museum is Saved…for Now

The museum has been offered the opportunity to relocate to Great Park, Irvine, California-the former MCAS El Toro. In response, USMC leadership has indicated that they will keep the collection intact and stored at MCAS Miramar for a very limited period of time to give the museum’s foundation the opportunity to raise sufficient funds to prepare the new facility and move the collection.

Save the Museum

Save the Museum

On March 29, 2021, the United States Marine Corps closed the Flying Leatherneck Aviation¬† Museum to all visitors at its current location at MCAS Miramar.   The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, cared for and nurtured the...