Announcements and Online Resources

Museum is Closed to the Public until Further Notice

Check out the online programs and tours below


Update on the Campaign to Save the Museum

The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation has been making every effort to work with senior Marine Corps leaders to develop a viable and sustainable alternative to permanent closure of the museum.  Thousands of you signed petitions to keep the museum open and shared moving stories about what the museum means to you. Thank you. You can read some of those stories and  testimonials here.

Despite every effort, the Foundation failed to persuade USMC leadership to keep the museum open at its current location at MCAS Miramar. It is continuing to work with Marine Corps leaders with the goal of keeping the collection intact and moving it to a new location. You can read about those plans here.

No matter what the outcome of these negotiations, the Foundation will continue its programs to preserve and share the legacy of USMC aviation through its education programs and activities to honor and preserve the legacy of military service including the programs listed below.

The Inside Loop:

Kids of all ages can send in questions and get answers from our experts.  The Inside Loop podcast publishes each Thursday morning and video-taped interviews are also available.  Enjoy past episodes and send in your own questions here.

Virtual Classroom Visits:

Our museum docents are available to remotely visit a limited number of classrooms.  The volunteers, most of whom are retired military pilots or aircrew, have expertise in aviation, physics, space, U.S. history and military service.

If you would like to set up a time for one of our volunteers to remotely join a session of your classroom, please fill out the online request form here.

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.