Good News: The Museum Is Saved!

 

The Museum will be relocating to Great Park, Irvine, California-the former MCAS El Toro.

The target date to reopen to the public is August 2023.

 

 

Museum is Temporarily Closed

Check out our online programs and tours!

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

Save The Museum

Save the Museum – Updates and News

Stay tuned to this page as we will be adding news and press releases, and information on the proposed move to Great Park in Irvine, CA and how you can help save the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum.

Click Here to learn great news about the proposed move of the museum to Great Park in Irvine, CA.

To share your stories and let your representatives know why the museum is important to you, the community and the nation please go to this page.

 

Museum Hours:

Closed until further notice.

Free Admission and Parking
Free Events & Exhibits
Family Friendly

Location

9400 Activity Road, Suite C,
San Diego, CA 92126
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 Historical Foundation – Online 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

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 09

Boeing Vertol Sea Knight CH-46 Helicopter – Lady Ace 09

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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858-693-1723

flhf@flyingleathernecks.org

9400 Activity Road, Suite C,
San Diego, CA 92126
MAILING ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 45316
San Diego, CA 92145-0316