Online Resources and Temporary Closure

Restrictions in California are starting to lift,  but we do not yet have a reopening date for the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. The museum is on federal property and is subject to the rules, guidance and regulations of the Department of Defense and Headquarters Marine Corps.  As soon as we have further information it will be announced on our website and in our social media platforms.

The museum’s doors may be closed, but our work to preserve and share the legacy of USMC aviation continues. Our curator is ensuring that the aircraft are protected during the closure.  Staff and volunteers are adding to the online resources available. Look for additional interviews and activities soon.

Online Resources:

The Inside Loop:

Kids of all ages can send in questions online and get answers from our experts.  Check out our first episode, Q&A with World War II pilot Major Glenn Ferguson and send in your own questions here.

Art Contest:

Winners of the 2020 Student Art Contest have been announced.  Click here to see the winning entries.

Marine Wife Recognition Award:

The 2020 awardee will be announced in July, 2020.  Online nominations for the 2021 award will open in January, 2021. Click here for more information.

Virtual Tour:

Courtesy of Altitude Cam, check out this tour of the museum’s aircraft here.

Gallery of Aircraft:

Read about the aircraft in the museum’s collection by clicking here.

Celebrating 20 Years at MCAS Miramar:

The Museum opened to the public at its current location at MCAS Miramar in June 2000.  Courtesy of San Diego Veterans Magazine, read about moving 41 aircraft down Interstate 5 and some of the people who created the museum here.

Online interviews and additional resources:

Coming soon: staff and volunteers are working to put additional resources, activities and interviews online.