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The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum aboard MCAS-Miramar showcases the history and story of Marine Corps aviators and their ground crews. On display are 27 aircraft dating from World War II to the present day as well as artifacts, uniforms and photographs. Experience Marine aviation from a pilot’s perspective during Open Cockpit Days. The 2017 season has ended. Please see their website for 2018 Cockpit days here.
The museum is a one of a kind U.S. Marines aviation museum. Developed by a dedicated museum staff and many volunteers, and strongly supported by the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation. This command museum is located at MCAS Miramar San Diego, and is funded entirely by our generous donors. It is the only museum in the world dedicated to preserving the incredible contributions made by Marine Corps aviators and their ground support personnel. When finished, the museum will tell the story of Marine Corps Aviation-aviators and the Marines that put them in the air and kept them there.
Our museum is proud to have more than 48 aircraft’s in its collection. Our restoration staff works tirelessly to restore these planes to their original glory. Exhibits are rotated on a regular basis in order to provide variety to our visitors.
ADMISSION and PARKING are always FREE. The Museum is located at 4203 Anderson Ave, San Diego. The sentry-free entrance is located on Miramar Road, 3.9 miles east of I-805 or 1.3 miles west of I-15. Look for the American and Marine Corps flags!