Help Save the Museum - Let Your Voice be Heard!

The  USMC just announced plans to permanently close the museum on April 1, 2021.

We are asking you to send letters and share your stories so we can  keep our museum open and continue to provide our community, students and tourists with rich historical Marine aviation experiences, in person educational talks and the ability to see a unique collection of aircraft up close.

Click the Learn More – Take Action button below.

Open Again!

Open Friday-Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.  50% off all store items. Masks required. Also check out our online programs and resources.

We are a group of Marine aviation historians, veterans and enthusiasts dedicated to preserving the aviation history of the United States Marine Corps (USMC).
Preserving Marine Aviation for the Future
See 30+ historical aircraft up close at our family-friendly museum!
We have indoor artifact and artwork displays & outdoor Marine Corps fixed wing and helicopter displays, plus annual events. Come visit us soon!

Museum Hours:

Friday-Sunday

9:00 am -3:30 pm

Free Admission and Parking
Free Events & Exhibits
Family Friendly

Location

4203 Anderson Ave
San Diego, CA  92145-0316
Phone: 858-693-1723

*see location page for mailing address

Events- Exhibits

- Picnic with a Pilot - Events
- Open Cockpit Days - Events
- Military Working Dogs Events
- Military Art- NASA Logos-Exhibit
-Student Art-Exhibit

Displays

Explore the Marine aircraft and artifacts at our family friendly museum.
We look forward to sharing our love of USMC Aviation history with you.

Testimonials & Reviews
I spent a long time wandering through the planes, photographing the amazing aircraft and the environment. I wondered if my grandfather had flown any of them, and felt I connected with him as well as my own family history. I also felt as if I had accomplished an uncompleted task on my father’s list as well.  Scott B on YELP
Scott B

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
See our aircraft, exhibits and facilities dedicated to preserving the incredible contributions made by the men and women of Marine Corps Aviation.
VOUGHT F8U-2NE (F-8E,J) CRUSADER

VOUGHT F8U-2NE (F-8E,J) CRUSADER

VOUGHT F8U-1P (RF-8A,G) CRUSADER

VOUGHT F8U-1P (RF-8A,G) CRUSADER

GRUMMAN F9F-8P (RF-9J) COUGAR

GENERAL MOTORS FM-2 WILDCAT

GENERAL MOTORS FM-2 WILDCAT

DOUGLAS SBD-1 DAUNTLESS

DOUGLAS SBD-1 DAUNTLESS

NORTH AMERICAN PBJ-1J (B-25J) MITCHELL

NORTH AMERICAN PBJ-1J (B-25J) MITCHELL

Sikorsky HUS-1 UH-34D Sea Horse Helicopter

Sikorsky HUS-1 UH-34D Sea Horse Helicopter

Bell 214ST UH-1N (HUEY) Iroquois Helicopter

Bell 214ST UH-1N (HUEY) Iroquois Helicopter

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger

McDonnell Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk

McDonnell Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor

Beechcraft T-34B Mentor

North American SNJ-5 Texan

North American SNJ-5 Texan

McDonnell Douglas RF-4B Phantom II

McDonnell Douglas RF-4B Phantom II

North American-Rockwell OV-10D Bronco

North American-Rockwell OV-10D Bronco

Mikoyan – Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot

Mikoyan – Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot

Sikorsky HRS-3 (H-19) Chickasaw Helicopter

Sikorsky HRS-3 (H-19) Chickasaw Helicopter

Grumman F9F-2 Panther

Grumman F9F-2 Panther

Chance Vought F4U-5N Corsair

Chance Vought F4U-5N Corsair

Douglas F4D-1 Skyray

Douglas F4D-1 Skyray

Douglas F3D-2 Skyknight

Douglas F3D-2 Skyknight

McDonnell F2H 2 Banshee

McDonnell F2H 2 Banshee

McDonnell Douglas FA-18A Hornet

McDonnell Douglas FA-18A Hornet

McDonnell Douglas FA-18A Hornet – Aggressor Colors

McDonnell Douglas FA-18A Hornet – Aggressor Colors

McDonnell Douglas F-4JS Phantom II

McDonnell Douglas F-4JS Phantom II

Boeing Vertol Sea Knight CH-46 Helicopter – Lady Ace

Boeing Vertol Sea Knight CH-46 Helicopter – Lady Ace

Bell Sea Cobra AH-1 Helicopter

Bell Sea Cobra AH-1 Helicopter

Northrop F-5E Tiger II

Northrop F-5E Tiger II

McDonnell Douglas A-4M Skyhawk II

McDonnell Douglas A-4M Skyhawk II

MCDonnell Douglas Skyhawk A-4F

MCDonnell Douglas Skyhawk A-4F

Douglas  A4-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk

Douglas A4-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk

Grumman A-6A E Intruder

Grumman A-6A E Intruder

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Marine Wife Recognition

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In today’s podcast Traci Wilson, the 2018 awardee and chairwoman of the all-female committee that chooses the awardee is interviewed. Friends and family members are urged to submit a name for consideration. Click on the award’s logo to hear the podcast and for the online nomination form, rules and information about the award.

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The “Hall of Heroes”  featuring Marine aviators who have been awarded the Medal of Honor is one of the most popular displays at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum.  The Medal of Honor is the nation’s most prestigious military decoration.

Artist Alvis Grant painted the portraits on display.  He was an original resident of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch and served as a Marine in the Pacific Theater during World War II.  In this podcast we answer frequently asked questions about the artist.

Click on the photo to go to the podcast.

Heroes of the Sky Campaign

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This week we share the 2020 year-end updates on programs and the appeal letter by the volunteer Executive Director of the Foundation,  Brigadier General Mike Aguilar, USMC retired.

Click on the photo to hear the podcast.

Help us preserve the legacy of USMC aviation and inspire all generations with the courage, contributions and sacrifices of its people by donating to our “Heroes of the Sky” campaign. The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation is a 501(c) 3 organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

31 Years Flying the A4 Skyhawk

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Major General Bob Butcher, USMC (retired) describes what it was like to fly A4 Skyhawks and the improvements in the performance of the aircraft during his time in service.

GeneralButcher is a distinguished Marine Corps aviator who flew A4 “Skyhawks” for 31 years.

Click on the picture to get sent to the podcast as well as for directions to descriptions of the Skyhawks in the museum’s collection.

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858-693-1723

flhf@flyingleathernecks.org

4203 Anderson Avenue
San Diego, CA 92145
MAILING ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 45316
San Diego, CA 92145-0316