Museum is Closed until Further Notice

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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

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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:

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

Latest from the Blog

John Glenn’s “Project Bullet” F8U Crusader

John Glenn’s “Project Bullet” F8U Crusader

John Glenn became a national hero by setting a new transcontinental airspeed record on July 17, 1957…sixty-four years ago this week.  Although Glenn’s accomplishments as a Marine aviator, astronaut and senator are well documented, little is known about the subsequent history of the Crusader flown on that record-setting flight in 1957.

In today’s podcast we explore the rest of the Crusader’s story.

Notable Flying Leathernecks: Robert Hanson

Notable Flying Leathernecks: Robert Hanson

The Alvis Grant portrait reproduction of Robert Murray Hanson as well as his Medal of Honor Citation are displayed on the Wall of Honor at the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation.

A leading Marine Corps ace during the Second World War, he is famous for shooting down 20 Japanese planes in six consecutive days. Hanson is credited with 25 total “kills,” including four Zeros, six torpedo bombers, and several other Japanese aircraft.

In addition to the Medal of Honor, Hanson also received the Navy Cross for his courage and extraordinary airmanship between January 5, 1944, and February 3, 1944, two Purple Hearts and the Air Medal.

First Lieutenant Hanson was killed in action on February 3, 1944, just one day short of his 24th birthday.

Volunteer Profile and Tribute: Justin Whitney

Volunteer Profile and Tribute: Justin Whitney

In this special volunteer profile episode, we congratulate Justin Whitney; today, June 11, 2021, as we celebrate his graduation from high school and express our profound thanks for the tremendous support he has provided the Foundation.

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858-693-1723

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