Flying Leatherneck Museum
Preserving the history of Marine Corps Aviation is of utmost importance at The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum. Many terms have been used to refer to U.S. Marine Corps aviators over the years, but the term ‘Leathernecks’ has prevailed them all. This unique name stems from the early 19th century military fashion in which soldiers wore chin-high stiff leather collars to prevent neck injuries from sword slashing. The Museum narrates the story of Marine Corps aviators and magnificent ground crews who flew and maintained the historic aircraft. Enjoy and admire nearly 30 vintage aircraft, an amazing trophy display, as well as numerous artifacts and pictures spanning from the earliest days of the Corps in 1912 to current artifacts from the war on Terrorism. The museum entrance is located on Miramar Road, approximately 1 mile west of I-15, and is easily identified by the American and Marine Corps flags flying over the entrance. Open 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. (877) FLY-USMC. www.flyingleathernecks.org
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Admission is always free for all ages.
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