The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum has the largest collection of vintage aircraft flown by USMC aviators in the world. Kids and adults can strap into an ejection seat, put on a helmet, interview a pilot and try their luck with an “I Spy” activity. 31 historical aircraft from World War II to present day are on display. Indoors there are 8 galleries of displays including the Hall of Heroes and Marines in the NASA space program. Temporary exhibit for 2020 features Military Working Dogs and the prize-winning entries from the “Marines in Flight” Student Art Contest.
The Museum is primarily staffed by volunteers who served as military pilots and aircrew. These veterans share with visitors their knowledge as well as spellbinding stories of their time in service.
Open Cockpit Days again will be offered on every other summer weekend and on various other days during the year. Cockpits of select historical aircraft will be opened so visitors of all ages can experience Marine aviation from a pilot’s perspective on November 29, 2019 (Black Friday) and during 2020 on May 23-24; June 6-7 and 20-21; July 4-5 and 18-19; and August 1-2, 15-16, and, 29-30. Cockpits are opened weather permitting…please check the website for latest updates.
Admission and parking are free.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Prize-winning entries from the “Marines in Flight” Student Art Contest are on display through January, 2020. More information is available at: https://flyingleathernecks.org/about-us/programs/art-contest/
Visit Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum
4203 Anderson Avenue
San Diego, CA 92145
Tuesday-Sunday: 9AM - 3:30PM
4203 Anderson Avenue, San Diego, CA