Save the Museum-Make Your Voice Heard!

Get the facts surrounding the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum’s planned closure as well as news and information on how you can help us to Save the Museum.

On March 29, 2021, the United States Marine Corps permanently closed the Flying Leatherneck Aviation  Museum to all visitors at its current location at MCAS Miramar.


The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, cared for and nurtured the museum for the past 22 years. We have been working with senior Marine Corps leaders to develop a viable and sustainable alternative to the permanent closure of the museum and the dispersal and/or destruction of its aircraft and other items in the collection.

One outstanding possibility is moving the museum’s collection to a new location at Great Park in Irvine, CA. Re-opening the museum in Irvine is dependent on the USMC agreeing to lend the museum’s collection to the museum to be opened at that location. The decision from the USMC is expected before the end of the year.

If you are concerned, like we are, about the possibility of the museum permanently closing and want the Congress and Administration to reconsider, please share with us and your representatives why the museum is important to you, the community, the Marine Corps and the nation.