Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum Hangar

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum Hangar The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum is the the only museum in the world dedicated to Marine Aviation. Free and open to the public. We are the only museum dedicated to Marine Corps Aviation.
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We are a staff of four that work in the hangar. I'm sure most of you have visited the main museum, but didn't realize most of the display and aircraft restorations are done in another building. This profile page hopes to inform you and give you an insider look at what we do. Curator: Steve D. Smith (Smitty) Assistant Curator: Leon Simon Restoration: Dave Koning Museum Librarian/ Archivist: Many Chea Main museum: 858-693-1723 Hangar: 858-577-6125 Please call ahead of time if you want to stop by the hangar.

Mission: Our mission is to preserve the history of Marine Corps Aviation.

Operating as usual

09/16/2020

Opening tomorrow!!

08/22/2020

Episode two, more from Bob Cramsie about the restoration of the World's only SBD-1 Dauntless

08/22/2020

Episode one, Bob Cramsie will talk about the restoration of the World's only SBD-1 Dauntless

08/22/2020

Episode one, Bob Cramsie talks about the
Restoration of the World's only SBD-1 Dauntless

08/09/2020

Bill Connor talks about the A-6 intruder.

07/18/2020

Maintainers,

Post your unit, time served aircraft and a picture of you and your bird.

Semper Fi

Ok Folks, show the world your favorite Marine Aviation picture!
07/13/2020

Ok Folks, show the world your favorite Marine Aviation picture!

07/02/2020

Major General Bob Butcher, USMC, retired, call sign "Thunder" talks about the TA-4J Skyhawk

07/02/2020

"Thunder" Major General Bob Butcher, USMC, Retired, talks about the A-4M SKYHAWK.
The last Skyhawk built is behind "Thunder".

07/02/2020

"THUNDER" (Major General Bob Butcher, USMC, Retired) Talks about the A-4F Skyhawk

07/02/2020

Major General Bob Butcher, USMC, Ret. Call Sign "Thunder" talks about the A-4C Skyhawk

05/27/2020
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

The first American to orbit the Earth was a Marine.
Today, the first civilian built crew launch vehicle will be commanded by a Marine.
Marines: On Air, Land, Sea, and Space!

(Thanks to Lt.Col Bob Hein, USMC (Ret.)

Congratulations to NASA and the entire Launch America team! The Flying Leathernecks salute you! #LaunchAmerica

https://youtu.be/Aymrnzianf0

Happened at Miramar last week!!
06/11/2019

Happened at Miramar last week!!

MAG-16 Stands Ready

In a dynamic display of combat power that featured over 40 aircraft in MAG-16’s mass flight, the aircraft showcased the tactical capabilities and power that the Marine Air Ground Task Force uses to defend the nation at MCAS Miramar, Calif, June 6. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Jake McClung, Sgt. Sarah Ralph and Lance Cpl. Cheng Chang)

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05/29/2019

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Cleaned up, repainted and ready for the Black Knight’s markings. More updates to come...

Our Curator, Steve Smith, represented the museum this morning at the Patriot’s Day Parade.
05/18/2019

Our Curator, Steve Smith, represented the museum this morning at the Patriot’s Day Parade.

Staged and ready to go at the Kiwanis Patriots Day Parade, Tierrasanta

Staged and ready to go at the Kiwanis Patriots Day Parade,  Tierrasanta
05/18/2019

Staged and ready to go at the Kiwanis Patriots Day Parade, Tierrasanta

Our own, Mike Wifler, representing the museum at the MCAA event
05/15/2019

Our own, Mike Wifler, representing the museum at the MCAA event

The Hornet on the way to the flight line.
05/15/2019

The Hornet on the way to the flight line.

A few of the Mock-ups at the MCAA convention
05/14/2019

A few of the Mock-ups at the MCAA convention

Museum information booth at the Marine Corps Aviation Association convention.  Stop by and say "Hi"
05/14/2019

Museum information booth at the Marine Corps Aviation Association convention. Stop by and say "Hi"

Out the gate and staged for the trip to the flight line.
05/14/2019

Out the gate and staged for the trip to the flight line.

Moving to the Flight line for repaint & repairs
05/13/2019

Moving to the Flight line for repaint & repairs

What some of our volunteers do on their spare time...write books!!
05/11/2019

What some of our volunteers do on their spare time...write books!!

The new tires look great on the Wildcat.   Easy to move now!!
05/10/2019

The new tires look great on the Wildcat. Easy to move now!!

The SHARPSHOOTERS of VMFAT-101 are progressing on the Hornet restoration project. Thank you Marines for preserving the H...
05/10/2019

The SHARPSHOOTERS of VMFAT-101 are progressing on the Hornet restoration project.
Thank you Marines for preserving the History of Marine Aviation.

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
05/10/2019

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Our curator, Steve Smith, showing off some hangar highlights.

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum volunteer and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, Jack Cooper, being interviewed by...
05/09/2019

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum volunteer and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, Jack Cooper, being interviewed by volunteers Tom Szymarek and Sara Kadowaki for the Veterans History Project. The Veterans History Project is an initiative of the Library of Congress to record and preserve the experiences of U.S. Veterans

We have a couple of tours coming through the restoration shop today, staged the Bomb truck next to the Wildcat.
05/09/2019

We have a couple of tours coming through the restoration shop today, staged the Bomb truck next to the Wildcat.

Mounting the new tires on the FM-2 WILDCAT!
05/06/2019

Mounting the new tires on the FM-2 WILDCAT!

Marine retirement ceremony aboard the museum yesterday.  The museum is a tribute to Marine aviation and it’s our honor t...
05/05/2019

Marine retirement ceremony aboard the museum yesterday. The museum is a tribute to Marine aviation and it’s our honor to host families like this.

You never know who you might run into at the museum!  The Great Grandson of Joe Foss, the Medal of Honor recipient, was ...
05/04/2019

You never know who you might run into at the museum! The Great Grandson of Joe Foss, the Medal of Honor recipient, was here today!

In the process of painting the markings!! Q-3  will be changed to Q-2
05/03/2019

In the process of painting the markings!! Q-3 will be changed to Q-2

From John Coke MARINE AIRWING FB pageUS Embassy Saigon April 29-30 1975.  CH-46 "LADY ACE 09" in actionCome see this his...
05/03/2019

From John Coke MARINE AIRWING FB page

US Embassy Saigon April 29-30 1975. CH-46 "LADY ACE 09" in action

Come see this historic airframe at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum!

Address

4203 Anderson Ave
San Diego, CA
92145

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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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My father, ret. Maj Eugene Derrickson VMF-513 Korea 1951/3
Does the museum still have the F-14 that was there around 2004-2006?