Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum Dedicated to U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) aviation, with the largest and most complete collection of vintage aircraft flown by Marine pilots in the world.
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Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is the only Museum in the world dedicated to United States Marine Corps (USMC) aviation, with the largest and most complete collection of vintage aircraft flown by Marine pilots in the world. The Museum tells the proud story of USMC Aviation and the part it has played in defending America. Free Admission. Great for Kids. USMC former pilots and crew tell stories about the aircraft they flew.

We will be CLOSED Sunday December 22nd due to a base wide power outage.  We will he open December 24th from 9-12 and reg...
12/19/2019

We will be CLOSED Sunday December 22nd due to a base wide power outage. We will he open December 24th from 9-12 and regular hours (9-3:30) on December 26th and 27th.

12/16/2019
Santa is Here!  Come see us
12/14/2019

Santa is Here! Come see us

Santa and the Elf!  Come see us at the museum until 2 today
12/14/2019

Santa and the Elf! Come see us at the museum until 2 today

Our first Santa visitor 🎅🏽
12/14/2019

Our first Santa visitor 🎅🏽

Iconic CH-46 is open ready for visitors!!
12/14/2019

Iconic CH-46 is open ready for visitors!!

F-18 ready to roll!  Come on out and climb in
12/14/2019

F-18 ready to roll! Come on out and climb in

Santa’s coming!!!!   10-2 TODAY!  Free Event
12/14/2019

Santa’s coming!!!! 10-2 TODAY! Free Event

Great event at the museum Saturday, December 14th!
12/06/2019

Great event at the museum Saturday, December 14th!

Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation
11/27/2019

Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation

In honor of Thanksgiving Day, we want to take the time to thank our amazing volunteers for all their hard work. Our volunteers are truly the backbone of the organization. If you're interested in joining us, fill out the application at the link below. As a reminder in observance of the holiday, we will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28. https://flyingleathernecks.org/contribute/volunteer/

Cub Scout visit over the weekend to earn badges!  Interviewing one of our favorite docents, Richard Toettcher, who is a ...
11/20/2019

Cub Scout visit over the weekend to earn badges! Interviewing one of our favorite docents, Richard Toettcher, who is a Vietnam Vet and getting a lesson from him on how an airplane works.

Did you know the museum is collecting for Toys for Tots?  Stop in and see us
11/17/2019

Did you know the museum is collecting for Toys for Tots? Stop in and see us

Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation
11/16/2019

Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation

Did you know that the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum hosts school tours? Students can view our historical aircraft up close, while hearing stories directly from veterans. Find out more by visiting the following link: https://flyingleathernecks.org/education/

Every time I’m around the Lady Ace, I learn a little more!
11/14/2019

Every time I’m around the Lady Ace, I learn a little more!

Loved having the Miramar Young Marines visit the museum this weekend!
11/13/2019

Loved having the Miramar Young Marines visit the museum this weekend!

11/12/2019
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Great message from Major General Iiams. Video features several of our restoration crew

This Veterans Day, U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Kevin M. Iiams, the commanding general of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, thanks veterans of all ages and backgrounds for the contributions they made to our military services.

Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation
11/10/2019

Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation

This year, the United States Marine Corps proudly celebrates 244 years of fighting and winning battles for our Nation. Happy birthday USMC! Celebrate with us today at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum - we're open from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. #happybirthday #semperfi

VMFA-122 are the Flying Leathernecks.  The newest F-35 squadron in Yuma
11/08/2019

VMFA-122 are the Flying Leathernecks. The newest F-35 squadron in Yuma

MGT Club and Flying Leatgernecks! 🎉🎉. What a great group and of course, our Mike Wifler, doing his thing!!
11/07/2019

MGT Club and Flying Leatgernecks! 🎉🎉. What a great group and of course, our Mike Wifler, doing his thing!!

Love our Restoration Crew!
10/31/2019

Love our Restoration Crew!

We were so honored to host SgtMaj David McKinley on his retirement after 26 years of service to our Nation and the Marin...
10/25/2019

We were so honored to host SgtMaj David McKinley on his retirement after 26 years of service to our Nation and the Marine Corps. Best of luck to him and his family on their next adventure!

Gilbert Sanchez from the RFO6 crew stopped in to show his parents around the museum and the BEAUTIFUL bird his guys pain...
10/17/2019

Gilbert Sanchez from the RFO6 crew stopped in to show his parents around the museum and the BEAUTIFUL bird his guys painted for us during their reunion in August.

Anakaren Villegas was awarded the “Top Gun” award at GC Services.  They visited the museum for a photo op in front of ou...
10/17/2019

Anakaren Villegas was awarded the “Top Gun” award at GC Services. They visited the museum for a photo op in front of our freshly painted VMFA-314 F/A-18. Love all of our special visitors!

So Honored to host VMO-6.  Full of great history and quite a few characters!  Thanks for spending your afternoon with us
10/16/2019

So Honored to host VMO-6. Full of great history and quite a few characters! Thanks for spending your afternoon with us

Boy Scout Troop 444 from Menafee visited us today.  The TBM has found her home as the centerpiece of our grounds
10/11/2019

Boy Scout Troop 444 from Menafee visited us today. The TBM has found her home as the centerpiece of our grounds

We had some guests from England this morning and Mike gave them the “royal” tour!  The Lady Ace never disappoints
10/10/2019

We had some guests from England this morning and Mike gave them the “royal” tour! The Lady Ace never disappoints

All of the birds are back from the Air Show!  The newly restored TBM is on site.  Come out and see us and our newest add...
10/08/2019

All of the birds are back from the Air Show! The newly restored TBM is on site. Come out and see us and our newest addition 9-3:30 Tuesday-Sunday

What’s in store for your Sunday?  Come see us at the museum!  We’ve got Mike Wifler manning the door today and this guy ...
10/06/2019

What’s in store for your Sunday? Come see us at the museum! We’ve got Mike Wifler manning the door today and this guy has GREAT stories!

A very special Thank You to Marine Corps Air Transport Association for stopping by the museum to see us during their reu...
10/05/2019

A very special Thank You to Marine Corps Air Transport Association for stopping by the museum to see us during their reunion weekend! Loved having our Restoration crew on hand to answer question.

Huge Thank You to SD Wrap for loaning us this cool truck for the Air Show weekend.
09/30/2019

Huge Thank You to SD Wrap for loaning us this cool truck for the Air Show weekend.

Very cool Hornet picture from the air show!
09/29/2019

Very cool Hornet picture from the air show!

Exactly how fast does this #RedDevil Hornet have to go to create this effect? Post your guesses below! Hint: it’s kinda fast. #vmfa232 #reddevils #thedevilmademedoit #firsttofight #lasttoleave #thankthegroundcrews #theykeepthesemachinesfkying #yousleeptheywork #since1925 #94years @miramar_airshow @3rdmaw @i_mef_marines @marines Credit: Mike Bilek Photography

Last day of the Miramar Air Show!  Stop by and visit us if you are out at the flightline.
09/29/2019

Last day of the Miramar Air Show! Stop by and visit us if you are out at the flightline.

Restoration is loaded up with fun toys for the Air Show this weekend!  Stop by and see us at the flight line!
09/26/2019

Restoration is loaded up with fun toys for the Air Show this weekend! Stop by and see us at the flight line!

The museum will be closed Thursday-Sunday for the Miramar Air Show but you can visit the museum birds out on the flight ...
09/26/2019

The museum will be closed Thursday-Sunday for the Miramar Air Show but you can visit the museum birds out on the flight line during the show. Get the first peak at the fresh paint on the VMFAT-101 F/A-18.

Great group with us this afternoon to hear BGen (ret) Mike Aguilar speak about his time as a cobra pilot.  Thanks for sh...
09/21/2019

Great group with us this afternoon to hear BGen (ret) Mike Aguilar speak about his time as a cobra pilot. Thanks for sharing your stories and knowledge with us!

Next up for Restoration:  RF-8U CRUSADER.  Share your stories with us!  It’s the people that make REAL history!
09/20/2019

Next up for Restoration: RF-8U CRUSADER. Share your stories with us! It’s the people that make REAL history!

Restoration is not just about aircraft - a new home for a lost kitten. Congratulations Team!
09/20/2019

Restoration is not just about aircraft - a new home for a lost kitten. Congratulations Team!

Restoration and Rescue! Our amazing restoration team came together today to rescue a sweet little kitten. They need to name her Panther after the F-9 she was found in.

Some pretty fabulous visitors!  Southwest pilots and Marine Corps pilots..   Harrier and Prowler guys... we are honored ...
09/20/2019

Some pretty fabulous visitors! Southwest pilots and Marine Corps pilots.. Harrier and Prowler guys... we are honored to have you visit our museum! Our visitors ARE our story.

Our very own Mike Wifler, brought his camis out of retirement to get some great pictures with his grandson, CWO3 Carrier...
09/19/2019

Our very own Mike Wifler, brought his camis out of retirement to get some great pictures with his grandson, CWO3 Carrier, who was here for a course. The Marines really are a family affair 💕🇺🇸

Restoration and Rescue!  Our amazing restoration team came together today to rescue a sweet little kitten.  They need to...
09/17/2019

Restoration and Rescue! Our amazing restoration team came together today to rescue a sweet little kitten. They need to name her Panther after the F-9 she was found in.

09/17/2019
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Great footage of VMFA-232 homecoming.

The VMFA-232 Red Devils have returned home to 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing after a 6 month deployment as part of the unit deployment program. These Marines were welcomed home by families, friends and loved ones.

Check out more moments from the homecoming at https://www.instagram.com/3rdmaw/

Welcome Home Red Devils!  Another deployment to add to Marine Corps history.
09/16/2019

Welcome Home Red Devils! Another deployment to add to Marine Corps history.

Not only will the Blue Angels,  and the Royal Air Force Red Arrows be at the Miramar Air Show; DOC, will also be at the ...
09/13/2019

Not only will the Blue Angels, and the Royal Air Force Red Arrows be at the Miramar Air Show; DOC, will also be at the Miramar air show! One of only 2 B-29s Flying.
Of course the all important Military vehicles will also be on display.

Address

4203 Anderson Avenue
San Diego, CA
92145

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 15:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 15:30
Thursday 09:00 - 15:30
Friday 09:00 - 15:30
Saturday 09:00 - 15:30
Sunday 09:00 - 15:30

Telephone

(858) 693-1723

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