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.

President’s Update-March 2022

President’s Update-March 2022

President of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, BGen Michael Aguilar, reports that the Advisory Board of the Museum has been touring Hangar 296 with architects and engineers in anticipation that the final Memorandum of Understanding with the Marine Corps lending the MCAS Miramar command museum’s collection to the site will be signed very soon.

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.

Leaving MCAS Miramar and Moving Forward

Leaving MCAS Miramar and Moving Forward

Yesterday, March 28, 2021, marks a sad day for all of us as we prepare to permanently close the gates of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum at MCAS Miramar.

After more than 20 years of the base our home, we have lost the fight to keep the museum at its current location. However, our mission continues and we will keep you apprised of our work to relocate the museum.

Save the Museum: Museum – Stories and Testimonials

We have received hundreds of movingĀ  testimonials and stories about why the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is important to you, San Diego, the Marine Corps and the nation. Thank you. We will continue to update you on progress in our podcasts and blog posts....