March Field Air Museum

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March Field Air Museum is adjacent to the March Air Reserve Base, Riverside, California. March Field Air Museum serves as home to over 100 historic aircraft and exhibits relating to the history of Military and Civilian Aviation and March Field. Cost: $15.00 per Adult, $12,00 Seniors, $10.00 per Veterans $6.00 Ages 5-11children under 5 enter FREE.Active Military and Active Reserve Members are free with current ID.Museum Store 10am - 5pmhttps://twitter.com/MFAM79

Dr Henry Kissinger Secretary of State during the Nixon and Ford Administration’s died earlier today.A refugee from N**i ...
11/30/2023

Dr Henry Kissinger Secretary of State during the Nixon and Ford Administration’s died earlier today.

A refugee from N**i Germany, Dr Kissinger served in the European Theater with the 84th Division, US Army during WW2.

Considered the diplomatic architect of the Paris Peace Accords which brought the US participation in the Vietnam War to an end, he held a place both influencial and controversial in 20th century history.

Rest in Peace

Happy Thanksgiving from the March Field Air Museum!
11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving from the March Field Air Museum!

28 hours from Seattle Museum of Flight to March Field Air Museum. The MiG-17 is at her new home safe and sound. Let the ...
11/22/2023

28 hours from Seattle Museum of Flight to March Field Air Museum. The MiG-17 is at her new home safe and sound.
Let the restoration begin!

The March Field Aircraft Recovery Team is on the road again! Anyone want to guess where we are headed this time?
11/15/2023

The March Field Aircraft Recovery Team is on the road again! Anyone want to guess where we are headed this time?

Disassembled Tuesday, transported Wednesday , reassembled Thursday.Our new O-1 Bird Dog!Great job, Alex!
11/12/2023

Disassembled Tuesday, transported Wednesday , reassembled Thursday.
Our new O-1 Bird Dog!

Great job, Alex!

Happy Veterans Day !“… from this day to the ending of the world,But we in it shall be remembered;We few, we happy few, w...
11/12/2023

Happy Veterans Day !

“… from this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother.”
(King Henry, Act 4 Scene 3)

Once again we are on the road to recover and transport another aircraft to the March Field Air Museum.Yet another gallan...
11/09/2023

Once again we are on the road to recover and transport another aircraft to the March Field Air Museum.

Yet another gallant attempt to reach our aircraft transporting goal of being half as good as the worst Worldwide Aircraft Recovery employee

Thank You Veterans!Join Hangar 24 Craft Brewing and March Field Air Museum on Saturday, November 11th as we honor all th...
11/04/2023

Thank You Veterans!

Join Hangar 24 Craft Brewing and March Field Air Museum on Saturday, November 11th as we honor all those who have served and are currently serving our country with a fun filled day of live music, food and airplanes.

Museum doors open at 9am

All Veterans and Active/Reserve Duty members are admitted FREE for the day.

The Hangar 24 Beer Garden, food and live music will start at 10am and go until 5pm

The next piece of our “Lunch box” bomber is on its way to the museum! It’s taking awhile but we will have the complete P...
10/23/2023

The next piece of our “Lunch box” bomber is on its way to the museum! It’s taking awhile but we will have the complete PV2 Harpoon to the museum as soon as possible.

They are at it again! Guess what found a new home at the museum today?
10/19/2023

They are at it again! Guess what found a new home at the museum today?

A little Photoshop composite image magic using yesterday's images of the solar eclipse.
10/15/2023

A little Photoshop composite image magic using yesterday's images of the solar eclipse.

Today was the solar eclipse and visitors and staff had the opportunity to view the eclipse first hand, courtesy of our C...
10/15/2023

Today was the solar eclipse and visitors and staff had the opportunity to view the eclipse first hand, courtesy of our Collection Manager.

10/09/2023
Productive day at the March Field Air Museum as we assembled a new work/storage area for restoration. It’s not all glory...
10/05/2023

Productive day at the March Field Air Museum as we assembled a new work/storage area for restoration.

It’s not all glory, sometimes it’s just hard work. 😁

March Field Air Museum's Wings and Treats is back! Come join us on October 28th 6-9pm.
09/27/2023

March Field Air Museum's Wings and Treats is back! Come join us on October 28th 6-9pm.

F-4E 68-0382 is back out on display looking just as beautiful as it did while service! A very special thanks to Sherwin ...
09/05/2023

F-4E 68-0382 is back out on display looking just as beautiful as it did while service! A very special thanks to Sherwin Williams Moreno Valley distribution center for their generous donation of paint and labor, as well as all the museum volunteers and staff who put many,many man hours into the project!

Alex and the crew searching for the CG on our replica P-51. Progress !
08/31/2023

Alex and the crew searching for the CG on our replica P-51. Progress !

Today Captain Doug Perl, F-105D pilot, veteran of 144 missions with the 354th TFS, 355th TFW, Takhli RTAFB, 1969-1970, c...
08/18/2023

Today Captain Doug Perl, F-105D pilot, veteran of 144 missions with the 354th TFS, 355th TFW, Takhli RTAFB, 1969-1970, came to the museum to visit an old friend our F-105D 62-4383.

We were honored to host such a courageous aviator !

08/16/2023

Great day at the March Field Air Museum! Our new KC-10 84-0185 made the trip across the runway and through the fence to the museum.

Many thanks to the 660th, 749th, 912th and 452nd personnel that used their expertise to get the job done right.

And another big thanks to UC Fence from San Bernardino for opening a 150 foot section of the perimeter fence to allow the aircraft to transit and closing it immediately to secure the base. Great job!

08/11/2023

Yesterday was a very special day over at March Air Reserve Base! A KC-10 landed and taxied under its own power for the final time. Once the preparations are complete in a couple of days, it will be towed over the museum and placed on display.

Just the addition of the Air Training Command insignia and she is done! Alex, Jordan, wrench and the Restoration crew ha...
07/31/2023

Just the addition of the Air Training Command insignia and she is done! Alex, Jordan, wrench and the Restoration crew have done a spectacular job!

Quite a change!

Another beautiful Southern California morning at the March Field Air Museum.
07/29/2023

Another beautiful Southern California morning at the March Field Air Museum.

The F-86 is coming along nicely! A few more details and some touch up and it’ll be done!
07/22/2023

The F-86 is coming along nicely! A few more details and some touch up and it’ll be done!

07/19/2023

Optical illusion? Not quite, this morning we moved our KC-135 to make room for a big surprise!

Tickets at: https://marchfield.ticketing.veevartapp.com/tickets/view/list/wing-ding-2023What's a Wing Ding? It's a wild,...
07/14/2023

Tickets at: https://marchfield.ticketing.veevartapp.com/tickets/view/list/wing-ding-2023

What's a Wing Ding? It's a wild, lively, or lavish party.

Born at March Field in the months before the Second World War, the “Wing Ding” was the brainchild of legendary aviator General Henry “ Hap” Arnold.

Hap, short for Happy, knew how to have a good time, he created the fun event to raise morale and bring the base and community together.

Come join us for an evening of casual fun, period music from the Riverside Swing Ensemble, 1940s costume contests, drink and sampling of food from local restaurants and caterers as we bring the “Wing Ding” back to March Field !

Happy Independence Day from the March Field Air Museum staff and volunteers to all our supporters! Have a safe 4th as we...
07/04/2023

Happy Independence Day from the March Field Air Museum staff and volunteers to all our supporters!
Have a safe 4th as we celebrate 247 years of freedom.

Progress continues on the F-4E! A few more, stencils, decals, and numbers and it will be ready to go back on display!!
07/02/2023

Progress continues on the F-4E! A few more, stencils, decals, and numbers and it will be ready to go back on display!!

06/30/2023

A C-130 departs March. It’s an airshow everyday at the March Field Air Museum !

We made the news! Check out this NBC LA story featuring 2 of our staff members, Jeff and Alex!https://www.nbclosangeles....
06/25/2023

We made the news! Check out this NBC LA story featuring 2 of our staff members, Jeff and Alex!

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/driven-by-sense-of-purpose-crews-work-to-restore-vintage-war-planes-in-riverside/3176103/?_osource=SocialFlowFB_LABrand&fbclid=IwAR1TW1p41XVCj0fzM42y0_KFTxQULiuVvA_O2UOWPxR7qAtqFz19PlXlXaI_aem_ARHUFPnplo7v7ekFRorMEZLbUmIKqxfxlyoYD_galbNmBGYWmf4XSdqkC3TpBZ7iqN0

There are people who work long hours to bring back to life the incredible examples of aviation history found at March Field Air Museum in Riverside, many driven by a sense of duty.

F-86A 49-1324 is really coming along nicely! Some more detail work and stenciling and it’ll be ready for display!!
06/23/2023

F-86A 49-1324 is really coming along nicely! Some more detail work and stenciling and it’ll be ready for display!!

A very special Thank You to the Moreno Valley Sherwin Williams distribution center for their very generous donation of p...
06/17/2023

A very special Thank You to the Moreno Valley Sherwin Williams distribution center for their very generous donation of paint, supplies, and time to help us paint the F-4E!!

INLAND EMPIRE AVIATION ROUNDTABLE  US Coast Guard Aviation   Presenter: Petty Officer Steve Vansant                    D...
06/14/2023

INLAND EMPIRE AVIATION ROUNDTABLE
US Coast Guard Aviation

Presenter: Petty Officer Steve Vansant
Date: June 17th, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM

On Saturday, June17th, 2023, at 1:00 PM March Field Air Museum will host Steve Vansant a United States Coast Guard Aviation veteran. Steve will give a one-hour presentation on the United State Coast Guard Aviation Program and his personal experience flying active rescue missions.

Petty Officer Vansant served as a Search and Rescue Flight Mechanic in the USCG from 1967 through 1971. During his term of service, he crewed both fixed and rotary wing rescue aircraft during his assignments at USCG Air Stations in San Diego, California, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Petty Officer Vansant holds the coveted Sikorsky Winged “S” Rescue Award for his life saving actions as a crewman during a rescue mission.

Following his enlistment, Vansant spent 31 years with the Corona Fire Department, retiring in 2002 with the rank of Captain. Steve has been a volunteer at the March Field Air Museum for many years.


The Inland Empire Aviation Roundtable, sponsored by the March Field Air Museum, is dedicated to the local aviation and aerospace community. Monthly meetings are open to the public, with subjects of interest to the air-minded public presented including aviation and aerospace history, civil and military, as well as new developments in these fields. Admission to the museum required for attendance.

The March Field Air Museum located in Riverside, California, at 22550 Van Buren Blvd. (at the intersection of Van Buren Blvd. and the 215 Freeway) adjacent to March Air Reserve Base

More Information: (951) 902-5949 or visit www.marchfield.org

The restoration crew have wasted no time sanding on our F-4E!
06/09/2023

The restoration crew have wasted no time sanding on our F-4E!

12/28/2022

C, C & R Department is at it again! Jordan from Restoration is repositioning the F-105 Thunderchief at the museum front entrance in anticipation of the MFAM new entryway.

The entry is being completely redone, in a joint project with the Water District, to create a water friendly, indigenous species focused educational experience for the local community

Merry Christmas from the March Field Air Museum!
12/25/2022

Merry Christmas from the March Field Air Museum!

12/22/2022

Dear Friends,

It has been a banner year at the March Field Air Museum, and I would like to take this opportunity to share some of the considerable achievements brought into being by our mutual commitment to the preservation of aviation history.

With your support, we have accomplished much. From increasing our heritage aircraft collection by fourteen to a total of one hundred and six, to vastly improving our facility with the addition of air conditioning in Hangar Two. This year, we have doubled the size of our archives, and increased exhibit space by 30%. Our efforts to create a museum worthy of our subject have borne remarkable success.

As we look to the future, a sincere appreciation of our growing importance to the community demands increased mission clarity. Why are we here, what is our true purpose? Clearly our mission includes preserving vintage aircraft and recording the stories of March Field. But is safeguarding the rare aircraft, uniforms, and artifacts that make up the physical remains of our nation’s past the total of our purpose? They are critically important but there is more.

One of the greatest joys and most emotionally impactful experiences of museum work comes when a veteran, or a veteran’s family, hesitantly, often tearfully, presents the museum with an artifact. Their donation is often so much more than a uniform, or some flight gear, or perhaps a photograph, it is a piece of themselves or their loved one. Whatever shape it takes, it is more than a physical object, it is a treasured memory. A possession of incalculable worth now released forever to the museum’s control. The faith implicit with every donation expresses a trust beyond calculation. They are giving us their history and trusting us to preserve it and carry it forward with the respect and dignity it deserves.

It is clear, our mission is to protect their past. To honor their memory and to keep faith with their trust. With your donation we can keep that commitment. Our resolve remains strong, won’t you join us?


Thank-you for your support

Jamil Dada

President, Executive Board
March Field Air Museum

P.S. The successes of this year would not have been possible without your generosity. Any donation, of whatever denomination, is vital to our continued progress. Your contribution could mean the difference between success and failure.

You can mail your year-end donation today to the March Field Air Museum, P.O. Box 6463, Riverside CA 92518.

Executive Committee
Jamil Dada, President - Mel Gutierrez, Vice-President - Richard Lemire, Secretary - Rick Teichert, Treasurer
Robert Field, Member At Large - Glen Newman, Member At Large - Jim Roever, Member At Large

Board of Directors
Henry Britt, Wendell Bugtai, Council Member Chuck Conder, Major Perry Covington,
Steven B. Frieson, Robert Gilliland Jr., Jim Hastings, Peter Hubbard, Emily Hudson, Brian Mohan,
Norm Perry, Roger Rupp, Rosie Russell, Ron Sampson, Ken Stream,
Lawrence Stumpf, Doug Tani, Steve Webb, Launa Wilson

Emeritus Board
Lt Gen Harry E. Goldsworthy (Ret)
Walter Parks
Richard Van Rennes

Honorary Board
Supervisor Marion Ashley
Mayor Rusty Bailey
Supervisor John Benoit
Bob Gilliland
Supervisor John Tavaglione
Jacques Yeager

A non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization (EIN 95-3539447)

March Field Air Museum
A non-profit 501 (c)3 charitable organization
(EIN 95-3539447)

12/17/2022

March Field Air Museum shows off its commitment to telling the whole aviation story. Even how the ground is cleared before a forward area runway can be built.

Here our Director/Curator uses a Vietnam era M-66 USMC bulldozer to remove a tree.

Alex’s crew did a great job restoring this classic piece of military equipment! Nice work Glen, Doug, and everyone who pitched in to make this tracked monster roar back to life.

The March Field Air Museum Aircraft Recovery Team brought a WWII AT-11 bombardier training aircraft from AZ to the museu...
12/07/2022

The March Field Air Museum Aircraft Recovery Team brought a WWII AT-11 bombardier training aircraft from AZ to the museum Sunday.

It was quite a challenge but we’ll worth it! Now the process of bringing it back to life begins.

11/30/2022

NASA 747 does a touch and go at March Field . It’s an air show everyday at the March Field Air Museum!

Address

22550 Van Buren Boulevard
Riverside, CA
92518

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(951) 902-5949

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The March Field Air Museum is located just southeast of downtown Riverside, California, adjacent to March Field (today’s March Air Reserve Base). March Field Air Museum features 84 historic aircraft and extensive exhibits and static displays relating to military aviation and the central role of March Field in its development. A major focus of the collections and exhibits is the history March Field itself, the West Coast’s oldest continuously operated military airfield, and a birthplace of the modern United States Air Force

March Field Air Museum is a nonprofit educational institution, dedicated to promoting an understanding of humanity’s passion for flight and March Field’s pivotal role in the development of aviation. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the museum is rated the #1 Attraction in Riverside by TripAdvisor. Displayed aircraft range from a full scale replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer (which launched powered flight worldwide), to the world’s fastest manned air-breathing aircraft (the SR-71 Blackbird) and a modern MQ-1 Predator (remotely piloted aircraft), to early examples of military aircraft, and some of America’s most iconic military planes including the World War II B-17 Flying Fortress, B-29 Super-fortress and a Vietnam era B-52 Strato-fortress.

DID YOU KNOW? In 2018, March Field is commemorating its Centennial! As it begins its second century as a military airfield, March Air Reserve Base is expanding to encompass new missions in service to, and in protection of, our great nation. The March Field Air Museum is proud to preserve and present this historic airfield’s history to the public! Admission:

$10.00 Adult/Youth ages 12+ $5.00 Ages 5-11 children under 5 FREE Museum Members FREE

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